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Ralph Bartlett (Bart) Kirk
Bart Kirk - 1942
Bart Kirk - 1942
Recent Address:    
Family Information:   Parents: Ralph and Ruth; Wife: Judy; Children: Kathleen, Kerry and John
Hometown:   Eugene, OR
Date Entered Service:   December, 1941
Service Number:   19005377
Bomb Group:   444th
Squadron:   676th / 679th
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, KS - March 26 1944
Missions Flown:   35 CBI/Tinian
Hump Missions Flown:   Supply runs from Dudkundi to Chengtu, Kwanghan, China
Targets:   First bombing mission June 5, 1944 - Bangkok
Service Schools Attended:   Gunnery School--Tyndall Field, FL 1942; Mechanic School--Kansas City, MO 1942; Instructor School--Pierre, SD 1943
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 659-Instructor, MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB
Rank Upon Discharge:   Master Sergeant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6324 Three Feathers, Li'l Herbert
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   October 1, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Logger, Farmer, Real Estate Broker

See: 444th website -

Mr. Kirk passed away October 2nd 2005 and is buried at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, Redmond, OR


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