Alvin W. Kamp

Recent Address: 626 Sue Drive, Jackson, MO 63755
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Family Info: Parents: William and Bertha; Wife: Rada Lou; Children: Debbie and Lee
Hometown: Jackson, MO
Date Entered Service: November 11, 1942
Service Number: 17160734
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 45th
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Pratt, KS - November 1943
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: 2
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Awards: 5 Bronze Stars, Air Offensive Japan, Air Offensive China, Air Offensive Central Burma, Air Offensive India-Burma, Air Offensive Palembang, Sumatra
Service Schools: Airplane Mechanics Dec 1942; Airplane Engine Mechanics Jun 1943; B-29 Armorer Aug 1943
MOS: MOS 684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic, MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Discharged: December 10, 1945
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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.
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Comments: 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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