George H. Kenney Jr.

George H. Kenney Jr., 1944
George H. Kenney Jr., 1944
Recent Address: 43373 Ashbury, Novi, MI 48375
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Family Info:
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Date Entered Service:
Service Number: O-747020
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Great Bend, KS 1943
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: 33
Targets: Yawata, Kobe, Tokyo, Singapore, Omura, others
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal
Service Schools: Bombardier May 1943; Navigator Oct 1943
MOS: MOS 1034-Navigator, MOS 1035-Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6251 Ole Battler, 42-24731 Victory Girl
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Date Transferred from the 58th: July, 1945
Date Discharged: October, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Lumber Yard owner
Thoughts About the 58th:
P - Capt. Otto W. Buenting; CP - 1st Lt. Chester P. Adams; N - 1st Lt. George H. Kenney, Jr.; B - 1st Lt. Raymond W. Coy; FE - 1st Howard E. Goodwin; R - S/Sgt. Frank Quinones; G - S/Sgt. James L. Hoffman; G - T/Sgt. John T. Couch; G - S/Sgt. Thomas F. Grissiom; TG - S/Sgt. Frederick J. Nessl: Crew of #42-6251 Old Battler which was forced to land in China the day before Thanksgiving 1944 because of engine failure and damage due to Jap fighter attack. It was retrieved and sent back to the US to become a trainer aircraft, finally being broken up in 1949. Unfortunately, my father passed away 20 years ago so there are no recent photos. I thank you for placing my father and his fellow crew members in your data base.
Mr. Kenney passed away April 26, 1979 and is buried at Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills, MI

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