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321stBG, 445thBS, Lt Renford Newkirk, KIA
19 Feb. 1944 | Italy
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
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
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
UNAVAILABLE~ENLISTMENT RECORD CANNOT BE FOUND
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
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
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
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
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
1944 | Indiana
Renford Raymond Newkirk
Birth 2 Feb 1921 in Indiana
Death 21 Feb 1944 in Italy, Europe, WWII
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
21 Feb. 1944 | 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