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Ens Kenneth Wayne "Ginger" Watkins
Birth: Apr. 11, 1923
Carbon County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1944, Philippines

Actual birth date April 11, 1923, according to the birth record & actual death date is November 15, 1944. The dates on the markers are incorrect. The official death date according to the military is one year after a soldier is listed as missing in action. See newspaper posted for actual death date. Ginger was born in Rains which was in Spring Canyon, Carbon County, Utah. There is a memorial in Manila.

Died in WII, crashed into Manila Bay in the Philippines. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the Japanese. He took off from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet. Another pilot flying in formation with Kenneth saw him go down in Manila Bay. 
 
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 Parents:
  Earl Lee Watkins (1888 - 1951)
  Lena Lovina Owen Watkins (1895 - 1965)
 
 Siblings:
  Louis Earl Watkins (1914 - 1918)*
  Darrell E Watkins (1916 - 1949)*
  Anna Laura Watkins Ernst (1918 - 1999)*
  Harry Claibourne Watkins (1921 - 1984)*
  Kenneth Wayne Watkins (1923 - 1944)
  Grace Watkins (1925 - 1982)*
  Max Owen Watkins (1928 - 1985)*
  Nedra Irene Watkins Cooper (1930 - ____)*
  Thomas Evan Watkins (1933 - 2012)*
  Dixie Lee Watkins Bailey (1935 - 2009)*
  Richard Allen Watkins (1938 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Utah.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Redriver
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56786176
Ens Kenneth Wayne Ginger Watkins
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Ens Kenneth Wayne Ginger Watkins
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Ens Kenneth Wayne Ginger Watkins
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Thank you for your brave service to our country, and to the world, during World War II. We will always honor your memory. May you rest in eternal peace.
- PPC
 Added: Feb. 17, 2015
 
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