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Henry C. Kellenbence

Military

Lt. Kellenbence enlisted at age 19 in 1942, and so was an unusually young, 22-year old bombardier on Lt. Leonard B. Nulty's crew in the B-24 #42-50281. On the February 15, 1945 mission to bomb Matzleindorf (Vienna) Austria, their ship was struck by heavy flak which knocked out two engines. They headed for the Russian lines and bailed out over Lugoj, Romania. Three weeks later they returned to their unit.
He received an air medal and multiple campaign stars.

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  • Leonard Nulty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    1st Lt. Leonard B. Nulty, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Nulty, attended Frederick High School. Entered Air Corps in July, 1941, trained in Jeffeson Brks, Mo. Chanute Field, Ill, Montgomery, Ala., and Blythesville, Ark.; served in England, Italy,...

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  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 514th Bomb Squadron

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