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321st BG, 445th BS, Lt Renford R Newkirk KIA 19 Feb. 1944
321st BG, 445th BS, Lt Renford R Newkirk KIA 19 Feb. 1944
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321st Bomb Group, 445th BS, Lt Renford Newkirk, KIA
321st Bomb Group, 445th BS, Lt Renford Newkirk, KIA
321st Bomb Group, 445th BS, Lt Renford Newkirk, KIA. "This is his Air Force cadet photo. He became a pilot and was shot down over Italy on the 19th of Feb. in 1944." Favsett's Studio, Little Rock, Conway, Arkansas
Renford, probably in High-School
Renford, probably in High-School
Military Form for Memorial Stone for Lt Renford Newkirk
Military Form for Memorial Stone for Lt Renford Newkirk

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RENFORD RAYMOND NEWKIRK 1
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Renford R Newkirk 2
Age in 1930: 9 2
Birth:
02 Feb 1921 1
Indiana 1
Male 1
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Estimated Birth Year: 1921 2
Death:
19 Feb 1044 1
Mediterranean Sea 1
Cause: Shot-Down 1
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Place: JENNINGS County, Indiana 2
From: 1930 2
Enumeration District: CENTER TWP 2
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Mother: Lottie Thompson 1886 – 1969 1
Father: Walter C Newkirk 1884 – 1

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321stBG, 445thBS, Lt Renford Newkirk, KIA

Italy

Renford, probably in High-School
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Renford; MIA went to Renford's Mother; Mrs. Lottie M Newkirk, 828 Oak Street, Cincinatti, Ohio

321stBG,445thBS,#41-13129 (No Name or Art Yet) MACR 2478

OPS 258-257 GROUP Mission 220 ORTE' Marshalling Yards. Lt Newkirk's and his Crew shot down by enemy fighters.   321stBG_445thBS----KIA on 21 Feb 1944:
     445th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order 258/mission 257) Group Mission # 220: Today’s mission was to bomb the Orte marshalling yards. It cost this Squadron one plane – Lt. Newkirk and his crew – to attacks by enemy fighters. Sgt. Cecil F. Carson, turret gunner in the Squadron claimed a Focke Wulf 190 in the battle between the B-25’s and about 8 Focke Wulf 190’s.
     445th BS: Extracts from Missing Air Crew Report # 2478:
A/C No. 41-13129 (MACR-2478 - shot down at target)
P Newkirk, Renford R., 2Lt - KIA
CP Cook, William K., 2Lt - KIA
N None
B Forney, William A. “Bill”, 2Lt - KIA
E Carner, Donald E., Sgt - KIA
R Carson, Donald (NMI), Sgt - KIA
G Lewis, Harold E., Sgt - KIA

Newkirk, Renford R., 2Lt., Pilot, Enlistment Service # :   Officer’s Service # : O-675367   KILLED IN ACTION on 21 February 1944
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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
UNAVAILABLE~ENLISTMENT RECORD CANNOT BE FOUND
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945   Name: Renford R Newkirk   Gender: Male   Race: White
Religion: Protestant  Cemetery Name: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Disposition: Administrative Decision  Service Branch: Army  Rank: Second Lieutenant  Service Number: 675367
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U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006   Name: Renford R Newkirk   Service Info.: S/LT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II   Death Date: 21 Feb 1944    Cemetery: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery   Cemetery Address: 4701 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40207
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U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006    Name: Renford R Newkirk    Service Info.: S/LT AIR FORCES US Army
Death Date: 21 Feb 1944   Interment Date: 14 Feb 1950    Cemetery: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 4701 Brownsboro Road Louisville , KY 40207    Buried At: Section E Site 286
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Nationwide Gravesite Locator    NEWKIRK, RENFORD R    S/LT US ARMY AIR FORCES  WORLD WAR II   DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/1944   BURIED AT: SECTION E SITE 286   ZACHARY TAYLOR NATIONAL CEMETERY    4701 BROWNSBORO ROAD LOUISVILLE, KY 40207
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.   Registry~NARA~War Department Files  Honoree Hometown Service Source
Renford R. Newkirk Cuyahoga County, OH U.S. Army National Archives   2 LT Renford R. Newkirk ID: 0-675367
Branch of Service: U.S. Army  Hometown: Cuyahoga County, OH   Status: KIA
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Renford Newkirk

Indiana

Renford Raymond Newkirk
Birth 2 Feb 1921 in Indiana
Death 21 Feb 1944 in Italy, Europe, WWII
Parents
Walter C Newkirk 1884 –
Lottie Thompson 1886 – 1969

"This is his Air Force cadet photo. He became a pilot and was shot down over Italy on the 21st of Feb. in 1944."
Favsett's Studio, Little Rock, Conway, Arkansas

Renford;  U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962
Name: Renford R Newkirk  Death Date: 21 Feb 1944  (19 Feb. 1944)
Cemetery: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery   Burial Location: Louisville, Kentucky

PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com  Barbi Ennis Connolly, 321st BG Historian and the Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Connolly.

Lt R Newkirk

Italy

     2Lt. Renford R. Newkirk was a Pilot of B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber Aircraft, with the U.S. Army Air Force, 12th Air Force, 57th Bombardment Wing, 321st Bombardment Group, 445th Bombardment Squadron, stationed in the MTO during WW2.

    On 21 February 1944, His Plane was shot down over the bombing target of the Orte Marshalling Yards, by German Enemy FW190's (Focke-Wulf 190's).

     2Lt. Newkirk's Plane crashed and exploded on impact with the ground, killing all 6 crew members on board.NEVER FORGET his Service & Sacrifice.

     This info can be verified at:  http://57thbombwing.com/321stBombGroupHistory.php 

 http://57thbombwing.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=37521

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