2LT Wayne R. Kimble

2LT Wayne R. Kimble

Birth
Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA
Death 5 May 1944 (aged 21)
Hawaii, USA
Burial New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 125263989 · View Source
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Son of Brady F. Kimble and Wilma D. Leap. Wayne was killed in action during WWII. He was single, having never married.

Memorial Inscription at the Aiea Loop Trail head near Hickam AFB Hawaii:

Along this trail are the remains of a B-24J Liberator Bomber. In the early morning of May 5 1944 2 LT Kimble and crew departed Hickam Field on a replacement mission enroute to the 5th AF. Six miles after take-off, failing to make a turn, they crashed into the Pu'u Uau Ridge Ko'olau Range. All ten aviators perished serving their country.
2 LT W R Kimble
2 LT C E Mueller
S SGT J J Dowd
2 LT W E Somsel
Sgt J H Means
CPL M F Weiss
CPL M F Campos
2 LT M Righthand
S SGT M F Norman
CPL J J Carlucci


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  • Created by: kellybean
  • Added: 17 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125263989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Wayne R. Kimble (14 Jul 1922–5 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125263989, citing Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by kellybean (contributor 47383012) .