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1Lt Earl Charles Kent
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Birth: 1919
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1943, Netherlands

Lt. Army Air Corps, WW2-Lt. Kent was lost on a mission to bomb shipyards in Europe piloting his B-24 Bomber on 3-31-1943 while serving with the 409th Bomber Squadron of the 93rd Bomber Group, Heavy. He was flying out of Hardwicke, England.

Lt. Kent was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles K. Kent of Peoria, Illinois, now of Kansas City, Mo., and the husband of the former Miss Helen Green of Bakersfield, California. Lt. Kent is a 1937 graduate of Peoria H.S., and was in the Air Corps before the War, and trained as an aviation cadet in California.

He received the DFC for sinking a German Submarine in the Gulf of Mexico, and did aerial service out of the North Africa in Libya, and shipped off to England.

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Distinguish Flying Cross, Pilot Wings, American Campaign Meda, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, European Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars, WWII Victory Medal.

Footnote: His wife, Sgt. Helen {Green} Kent, was killed on Mother's Day on May 13, 1945 in an aerial accident in New Guinea. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. 
 
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  Helen Green Kent (1921 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Peoria, Illinois on 8-16-1941.
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
 
Maintained by: David C. Henderson
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56291303
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