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Kenneth Walter Clewett
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1920
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 14, 1945
Nagoya
Aichi, Japan

Kenneth was killed in Japan during WWII. There is also a headstone for him at the Jefferson National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Most likely he is buried in Missouri and this is a memorial marker.

Kenneth Walter Clewett, born in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California to Howard and Ina (née Phillips) Clewett was married on August 30, 1942 in Reno, Washoe County Nevada to Marjorie Parkinson. He was killed on May 14, 1945 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. As a member of the 472 crews and B-29s flying mission #174 over the urban area north of Nagoya, his was one of 11 B-29s lost during this raid. The aircraft disintegrated and fell into the city of Nagoya. One body fell in front of the Nishi-ku Kodama-cho Kodama fire department, another fell in a public schoolyard, and two others were buried on the spot at a local temple. 1LT Kenneth Clewett was the pilot of a B-29, serial number 44-70017 of the 20th Air Force, 19th Bomber Group, 28th Bomb Squadron. Missing Air Crew Report 14428 notes the following: Initially 11 KIA. Crashed by unknown cause in Kodama 3-Chome, Nishi-ku, Nagoya City. 7 KIA, 4 POW, Kein, Carrier, Granziadel, and Shelton (all executed): They were moved to Tokai Army Headquarters for interrogation, then put on military trial by Tokai Army and sentenced to death in reason of undiscriminating bombing and beheaded on 12 July at Obatagahara rifle range in the suburbs of Nagoya. Pilot 1/Lt Kenneth W. Clewett, O-730011Co-Pilot 2/Lt Charles G. Agne, T-5940Navigator 2/Lt Vernon W. Liliey, O-2068790Bombardier 2/Lt Elton V. Kime, O-761371Engineer Sgt Jack E. Russell, 17033331 (KIA) IARadar 2/Lt Keith H. Carrier, O-2073049Radio Howard W. Bowker, 11018716Central Firearms Control Sgt Arthur V. Keiler, 35147127Gunner Sgt George R. Graziadei, Jr, 12240110Gunner Sgt Joseph R. Shelton, 38518313Gunner Sgt John E. Gallo, 12228292 
 
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 Parents:
  Howard Sinclair Clewett (1887 - 1967)
  Ina M. Phillips Clewett (1890 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Miriam Ina Clewett Horner (1912 - 1996)*
  Stanley Phillips Clewett (1915 - 1991)*
  Kenneth Walter Clewett (1920 - 1945)
  Kenneth Walter Clewett (1920 - 1945)*
  Marshall J. Clewett (1924 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Paradise Cemetery
Paradise
Butte County
California, USA
 
Created by: Jamie L
Record added: Jun 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53208126
Kenneth Walter Clewett
Added by: Sherrie Lee
 
Kenneth Walter Clewett
Added by: Sherrie Lee
 
Kenneth Walter Clewett
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