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Sgt John A Kilpatrick

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Sgt John A Kilpatrick

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Jun 1944 (aged 23)
India
Burial Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot Lot 82 Section MP
Memorial ID 100856435 View Source
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He was the son of Andrew and Edith Grace Kilpatrick.

T/Sgt Kilpatrick was the radio operator on B-24J #42-73189, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron.

They were flying a cargo of gasoline from Kurmitola India to Kunming China when they had an engine failure and fuel leaking inside the airplane. so the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. Three men made it to the ground safely, Kilpatrick and two others were killed.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Presidential Citation for Bravery.


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  • Created by: dfr
  • Added: 17 Nov 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 100856435
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/100856435/john-a-kilpatrick : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John A Kilpatrick (6 May 1921–27 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 100856435, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .