SSgt Harry N Kilgore Jr.

SSgt Harry N Kilgore Jr.

Birth
Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Death 8 Jul 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56364620 · View Source
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Harry served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24H #41-28951, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Calhoun County, Alabama prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 3, 1943 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist's apprentice and also as Single, with dependents.

B-24H #41-28951 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission to Marsdorf, Germany. They were involved in a mid-air collision with B-24J #42-109844 over the Adriatic Sea north of Vieste, Italy. The cause of the collision is unknown.

Harry was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 34801743

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28951:

Castillo, Richard J ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Hoffman, Richard A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Judd, Theodore J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MI
Kedzierski, Thaddeus ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Kilgore, Harry N, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AL
Meyers, Marvin ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Poe, Joseph W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WV
Roland, Francis K ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KS
Walker, Donald J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CA
Whitacre, Glenn M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH

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For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-109844 see:

Shepard, John F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN

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Bio, Family Links & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56364620
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Harry N Kilgore Jr. (1921–8 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56364620, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .