2LT Kenneth Cameron Lobdell

2LT Kenneth Cameron Lobdell

White River Junction, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 30 Mar 1945 (aged 26)
Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
Burial Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 95594363 · View Source
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Kenneth served as a Second Lieutenant on B-29 "The Big Wheel," #42-65283, 99th Bomber Squadron, 9th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 16, 1943 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanical Engineer and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married after his enlistment.

Kenneth was "Killed In Action" when his B-29 experienced mechanical trouble en route to Japan and jettisoned their mines. They made it back to Tinian Island, Marianas but crashed on the shore during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on December 23, 1948 close to the home of his father and mother.

Service # O-869146

Husband of Lorna Mae Doll Lobdell.

He was mistakenly noted as being from Grafton County, New Hampshire on the "Honor List of Dead & Missing of World War II" at archives.


Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-65283

Bachelder, Frank K ~ 1st Lt, Michigan
Crawford, Howard E, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Virginia
Deeb, Victor ~ Corp, Nebraska
Frank, William J ~ 2nd Lt, California
Lobdell, Kenneth C ~ 2nd Lt, Delaware
Maycumber, Edward P, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Florida
Trullo, Joseph C, Jr ~ Sgt, New Jersey ~ DOW
Wadsworth, Forrest H ~ Sgt, North Carolina
White, Marvin L ~ Capt, Kansas
Winters, Howard R ~ Sgt, Michigan

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 19 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95594363
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Kenneth Cameron Lobdell (4 Mar 1919–30 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95594363, citing Hartland Village Cemetery, Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .