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LTC Frank Albert Kappeler
Birth: Jan. 2, 1914
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 2010
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA

Lieutenant Colonel
United States Air Force
Navigator, Crew 11 on the Doolittle Raid, April 18, 1942.

Graduated high school in 1932 and Polytechnic College of Engineering, Oakland California with a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Enlisted May 9, 1936 in U.S. Navy and assigned VS-15R Squadron, Oakland, California. Transferred to Aviation Cadet training in December, 1939 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, June 1941 at McChord Field, Washington with rating of navigator. Later received training as bombardier. Remained in China-Burma-India Theater after Tokyo Raid until August 1942. Served in the European Theater of Operations from November, 1943 until June, 1945. Statewide assignments after the war included bases in Texas, Ohio and California before returning overseas to Japan where he served from May, 1951 until February 1952. Assigned as Deputy Commander, Minuteman Site Activation Task Force and then as Executive Officer, 810th Air Division, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Decorations included Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal and Chinese Army, Navy and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

(Bio: Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders, C.V. Glines (c) 1964) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Josephine Kuntz Kappeler (1927 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA
 
Created by: Russ Jacobs
Record added: Jun 23, 2010
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