|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1896|
|Death: ||Sep. 29, 1918, France|
Son of William and Nola Kinne
1st Lieut. 99th Aero Squadron US Army
LIEUTENANT HOWARD KINNE'S DEATH IS VERIFIED - Lexington Herald (April 4, 1919)
Louisville Ky., April 3 -- Verification of her fears that her son, Lieut. Howard Kinne, former University of Kentucky football star, was killed when his airplane was shot down behind the German lines September 29, 1918, has been received by Mrs. Nola E. Miller of 508 West Broadway. Shortly before the Armistice was signed, Mrs. Miller received a letter from one of her son's comrades in the 99th Aero Squadron detailing the last trip of the Lieutenant and his pilot, Lieut.William McElroy(Jay Willis McElroy) of Berkley, Cal. It was not then known whether they had been killed, wounded or taken prisoner.
A telegram from the Adjutant General contained the information that Lieut. Kinne who previously had been reported missing had been killed in action, and Mrs. Miller a few days ago received a letter from Captain Powell, Commanding the 99th Squadron, telling of the death of the two young officers along with a map locating the graves on the Ferme de Madelaine near Ramagne, . . .
There is a cenotaph in his memory at
Somerset City Cemetery, Somerset, Ky.
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Meuse
Plot: Plot B Row 44 Grave 21
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Originally Created by: jtf
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55820876
Added: Dec. 31, 2011
With respect from the family of 1Lt Willis Jay McElroy (pilot flying with Lt Kinne), rest in peace.|
Added: May. 28, 2011