SSgt Kenneth C McCarthy

SSgt Kenneth C McCarthy

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 13 Feb 1943 (aged 28–29)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56789678 · View Source
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Husband of Agnes McCarthy who resided in Los Angeles, California.

Kenneth served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-24D #41-23975, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Essex County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 7, 1941, prior to the war, in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24D #41-23975 took off, with a crew of 9, from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands on a bombing mission against shipping in the Shortland Island, Solomon Islands area.

They were hit & shot down by Naval anti-craft fire and also attacked by Japanese Zeros which caused they to crash into the sea near their target. The entire crew was lost.

Kenneth was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12029541

Kenneth also has a "Cenotaph" in the Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California which display the wrong Island near where he was lost.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23975:

Collins, Jack L ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MT
Crane, Paul C ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IL
Deuchare, Daniel D ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, FL
Magri, James F ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH
McCarthy, Kenneth C ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Rowe, Russell W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IN
Selvig, Herman E ~ Sgt, Gunner, WI
Stimadorakis, John ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Wade, Charles R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NC

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56789678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Kenneth C McCarthy (1914–13 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56789678, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .