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Kenneth Earl DeWire


Kenneth DeWire served as a waist gunner with the 379th Bomb Group. He flew 30 combat missions.


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA 14 February 1920

He was a son of the late Earl and Cora (Brunner) DeWire.

Graduated from High School 1938
Enlisted Pennsylvania, USA 15 March 1940
Married Rose Cesario 1943
Died Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA 15 January 2009


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2016 16:57:10 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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