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Alvin W. Kamp
Recent Address:
626 Sue Drive, Jackson, MO 63755
Family Information:
Parents: William and Bertha; Wife: Rada Lou; Children: Debbie and Lee
Jackson, MO
Date Entered Service:
November 11, 1942
Service Number:
Bomb Group:
Location of Unit:
Pratt, KS - November 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
5 Bronze Stars, Air Offensive Japan, Air Offensive China, Air Offensive Central Burma, Air Offensive India-Burma, Air Offensive Palembang, Sumatra
Service Schools Attended:
Airplane Mechanics Dec 1942; Airplane Engine Mechanics Jun 1943; B-29 Armorer Aug 1943
Military Specialty(ies):
MOS 684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic, MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge:
Crew Type:
Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:
Were you a POW?
Were you interned?
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th:
December 10, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Machinist -- Jackson Hosiery Plant, Jackson, MO; Machinist -- Lenco, Inc., Jackson, MO
He was a projectionist at the former Palace Theatre and the former Jackson Drive-In Theatre. He worked 37 years as a machinist at the former Jackson Hosiery Plant and 11 years at the former Lenco Inc., now Lenco Electronics, retiring July 1, 1988.

Alvin had many hobbies including photography; lapidary, which is the art of grinding and polishing semiprecious stones; and traveling extensively worldwide. He was a member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson and a charter member of the former Jackson Camera Club.
Mr. Kamp passed away April 7, 2012.  He is buried at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, MO.


Alvin Kamp -- 2003
Alvin Kamp -- 2003


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