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David Richard Kingsley
Birth: Jun. 27, 1918
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1944, Bulgaria

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant bombardier in the US Army Air Force. During a mission on an air raid to the Ploesti Oil Fields, Romania on June 23, 1944, the B-17 bomber that Lieutenant Kingsley was serving on was badly damaged by enemy fire and forced to drop out of the formation. The pilot continued on to the target, dropped his bombs, but was unable to keep up with the formation on the return trip and was attacked by enemy aircraft. During the action, Lieutenant Kingsley gave aid to the wounded tail gunner and then went to give aid to the ball gunner whom was also wounded. When the order came to bail out Kingsley found that the tail gunner's parachute was missing. He placed his own chute on the wounded man and then he helped the wounded men bail out of the burning plane. The last sight of him was as he stood on the bomb door while the plane flew on auto pilot until it crashed. For extreme courage and selfless sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 9, 1945. His body was subsequently located, returned to the US Forces and placed to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Ross Kingsley (1891 - 1928)
  Angelina Marie Rutto Kingsley (1896 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  David Richard Kingsley (1918 - 1944)
  Phyllis Marie Kingsley Rolison (1926 - 2013)*
  Margaret Mary (Richard Mary) Kingsley (1928 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 34 Lot 4786
 
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Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Jun 02, 2003
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David Richard Kingsley
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- R I P
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
Happy Heavenly Birthday, sir, and rest in peace.
- sjm
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
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