Kenneth George Harrington
2nd Lt 0-745371 614th
1920 - 1944
Co-pilot aboard 42-97448
Arlington National cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Plot : 34 - 4113.
1920 - 1944
Kenneth was born Aug 24, 1920, Revere, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
In Apr 15, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.
In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Apr 20, 1944, Target: Bois Coquerel, France, (German V-1 rocket sites on the Pas de Calais).
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Kenneth died on the age of 23 he left behind his family :
His father, George P Harrington
His mother, Elizabeth Harrington, age 52
His brother, Paul Harrington, age 25
After the No 4 engine was hit by flak the aircraft flew along in formation for about 3 or 4 minutes.
The smoke trailed along from the No 4 engine for a long time.
The aircraft then spiralled off to the right, then went into a steep dive for about 1,000 feet.
The airvraft was then pulled up and this is when the chutes came out, about five or more were seen.
The aircraft then fell about 2,000 feet and one more chute came out.
It the went into a steep sporal to the ground and blew up.
They hit the ground at Lucy, 6 km north of Neufchatar en Bray, France.
One men was found dead on the ground, it was Kenneth, his chute didn't open.
Kenneth was buried at a French cemetery of Poix de la Somme.
And later reburied at Arlington National cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Mission to Bois Coquerel, France, # 4 engine hit by flak, it the went into a slow spiral to the ground and blew up upon contact.
Crashed near Lucy, France
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