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Merle Foster Kemple


Merle Kemple
Merle F. Kemple


Recent Address:   224 Sheelin Road, Xenia, OH 45385
Family Information:   Father: Leslie Kemple, Mother: Josephine Kemple
Hometown:   Wilmington, OH
Date Entered Service:   September 14 1942
Service Number:   35417714
Bomb Group:   444th
Squadron:   678th
Location of Unit:    
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Asiatic Paciffic Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge
Service Schools Attended:   Air Corps Technical School ; AAC Tech. School, Kiesler, MS, Chanute, IL ; AAC Tech. School, Lowry field, CO
Military Specialty(ies):   Electrical specialist
Rank Upon Discharge:   Staff Sergeant
Crew Type:   Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 27 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Mr. Kemple passed away October 13, 2007 and is buried at the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH.


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