New England Air Museum
Ralph Bartlett (Bart) Kirk
 
Bart Kirk - 1942
Bart Kirk - 1942
 
 
Recent Address:    
 
Email:    
 
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
 
Awards/Decorations:    
 
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
 
Comments:

See: 444th website - www.444thbg.org/bartkirkgeorgewitty.htm

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

 


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