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2nd LT. STEPHEN ROBERT KENNEDY (bombardier)
Enlisted: November 19, 1941
Killed: November 30, 1944
15th Air Force / 774th Bomb Squadron / 463rd Bomb Group / 5th Bomb Wing
Celone, Italy

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 774th Bomb Squadron

    774th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

People

  • Stephen Kennedy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Stephen Kennedy served as a bombardier with the 744th Bomb Squadron of the 463rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Celone, Italy. He was Killed in Action on 30 November 1944 wHen his aircraft, B-17 42-97737, crashed on take off.

Aircraft

  • 42-97737

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/2/44; 1SAG Langley 4/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 8/5/44; 774BS/463BG Celone 5/44; Missing in Action Linz 29/11/44 with Pilot: Jerre Atchinson, Co-pilot: Clarry Pratt, Bombardier: Stephen Kennedy, Radio...

Locations

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2017 21:24:56 Kipper Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lola Kennedy (spouse)

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2017 21:15:58 Kipper Created entry with caption
Sources

Mrs. Lola Kennedy (spouse)

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