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 Doyle L Kirkland

Doyle L Kirkland

Birth
Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Death 5 Dec 1943 (aged 20)
France
Burial Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 2
Memorial ID 79129753 · View Source
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S/Sgt Kirkland, Doyle L. Waist Gunner
Squadron: 566th BS 389th Bomb Group
Pilot 1/Lt Mason, Harley B.- Mason Crew
Target Cognac, France
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 2351
Date Lost: 5-Dec-43
Serial Number: 42-40738
Aircraft Model B-24D-90-CO
Aircraft Letter: J-
Aircraft Name: OKLAHOMAN

Location: Crashed at Painbosuf, France
Cause: AA, direct hit.
Notes: See Mighty Eighth War Diary for picture of OKLAHOMAN

Staff Sergent Kirkland was a recipient of the Distinguished flying cross for his participation in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" August 1st 1943. Sergent Kirkland would have also received Air Medal with oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart

KILLED IN ACTION IN SAINT NAZAIRE, FRANCE


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Staff SGT 8th Air Corps, 566th Squadron,
389 Bombardment Group
World War II


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  • Created by: Judy Murphy
  • Added: 22 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79129753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Doyle L Kirkland (8 Nov 1923–5 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79129753, citing Huntington Cemetery, Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Judy Murphy (contributor 47209326) .