|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1945|
T/Sgt Kenneth Eugene Candy was born in Chanute Kansas to Mr. & Mrs. Sidney H. Candy Oct. 18, 1920, moved to Newton Kansas with his parents when he was 2 years old, was a member of the Methodist church.
He graduated from Newton High school 1938, he attended Emporia Teachers College.
He entered the Army Air Service in July 1942. He received training at A. & M. College in Texas and a specialist school in Seattle Washington also trained in Idaho Wyoming and Florida before going overseas in July 1943 as a Technical Sergent, served as an engineer on a B-17 of the 15th Air Force in Africa and Italy January 21 1944. On that date the plane and crew were lost at sea on his 7th mission.
He was decorated the early part of January by General Atkinson with an Air Medal for heroic action over enemy targets, he also was presented with five Oakleaf Cluster for having completed thirty-five missions as an engineer and top turret gunner on a Flying Fortress, his home base was Italy.
Kennith is survived by his parents one sister.
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
Kenneth E. Canady
Technical Sergeant,U.S.Army Air Forces
Service # 37212015
353th Bomber Squadron,301st Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: New Mexico
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Rhone American Cemetery
Awards: Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Member of 353 Bomb Sq.301 Bomb GP/H/
Canady, Kenneth E. T Sgt.
Chelminiak, Richard L. Sgt.
Goldstein, Alvin P. 1st Lt.
Kelly, Harley A. SSgt.
Krober, Baldwin J. Jr. 2nd Lt.
Mcbride, James T. SSgt.
Ryan, Howard W. 2nd Lt
Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Var
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Maintained by: Misty & Company
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55881697
Thank you for our freedom. Thank you for your life.|
Added: Nov. 29, 2013
Misty & Company
Added: Oct. 10, 2011
A young Kansan who gave his life for his country.|
Added: Sep. 9, 2009