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Lawrence W Kahl




  • William Pelton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 488th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Wilson, Oklahoma 14 June 1920
Died Tyrrhenian Sea off of Corsica 16 March 1945

Kahl was KIA when his a/c crashed in flames into the sea shortly after takeoff from Alesani Airfield, Corisca. Kahl's body was the only one of his crew recovered.

Buried Ardmore, Oklahoma 1948

Hillcrest Memorial Park
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, US


Date Contributor Update
03 June 2021 22:22:30 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations