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Kenneth Clyde DeMay 2
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Capt. B-25 Combat PILOT/WWII 2
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Kenneth C Demay 1
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Harrisburg Pennsylvania 1
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Capt Kenneth DeMay DNB 19 Feb.'44 Italy

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447th DeMay, Unknown LOSS
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321st Bomb Group, 447th Bomb Squad, Lt Kenneth DeMay;

 

21 Dec 43 - 447th BS War Diary: At 1345 today a small formation from each squadron marched to Group where Col. Knapp made presentations of the Purple Heart. The men from this squadron to receive the award were: Lts. Broyles, Becker, and Paiton; S/Sgts. Harter, Kordzi, and Sheets. In a letter of Dec. 21 the following men were promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt. as of Dec 10th: A.M. Holloway, A.B. Jahraus, W.M. Johnston, F.F. Becker, R.F. Halloran, G.J. Deane, J.H. Haeberle, H.J. Fallone, R.G. Davies, H.K. Paiton, J.F. Briskey, Jr., P.A. Broyles, E.P. Mayben, Jr., H.W. Joiner, R.C. Olson, J.J. Nowakowski, B.B. Miller, Jr., R.H. Spingler, E.L. Saiers, F.W. Vincent, K.C. McFadden,*** K.C. DeMay***, J.P. Lanza, D.P. McCormick, H.W. Stephenson, G.J. Trevor, F.E Ryherd, S.I. Sattenspiel, J.G. Boyle, Jr., and D.W. Thomas.

 

Kenneth DeMay

Italy

Capt Ken DeMay;

DeMay, Kenneth Clyde, Capt., Pilot, Enlistment Service # :13067231
Officer's Service # : O-796790
KILLED on 19 February 1944 on Shuttle Service Mission Between Vincenzo & Gaudo, Italy. Cause of the Crash Was Never Known.
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U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Kenneth C Demay
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 13067231 13067231
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State of Residence: Pennsylvania
Enlistment Date: 9 Mar 1942
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Harrisburg
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency,
plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.), n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 66
Weight: 152
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World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945
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Name: Kenneth Clyde Demay
Rank: Captain
Branch: United States Army
Birth Date: 7 Mar 1916
Service Date: 2 Mar 1942
Parent 1 Name: Mr.
Parent 2 Name: Mrs. Harvey Demay
State: Pennsylvania
County: Dauphin
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Kenneth C Demay
Gender: Male
Race: White
religion: Protestant
Cemetery Name: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Disposition: Administrative Decision
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 796790
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National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Registry~NARA~War Department Files
Honoree Hometown Service Source
Kenneth C. Demay Dauphin County, PA U.S. Army National Archives
CAPT Kenneth C. Demay ID: O-796790
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Dauphin County, PA
Status: DNB
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
DEMAY, KENNETH C
CAPTAIN US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF DEATH: 02/19/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION E SITE 103
ZACHARY TAYLOR NATIONAL CEMETERY
4701 BROWNSBORO ROAD LOUISVILLE, KY 40207
(502) 893-3852
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From: findagrave.com
TWO LISTINGS

Kenneth C Demay
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 17, 1944
Burial: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot: E, 103-104

{NOTE: Date SHOULD BE 19 February 1944}
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Kenneth C Demay
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 19, 1944
Burial: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot: E, 103-104
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Allender, Darrel W., Cpl., Engineering, Enlistment Service # : 16023997
KILLED on 19 February 1944 on Shuttle Service Mission Between Vincenzo & Gaudo, Italy. Cause of the Crash Was Never Known.
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321stBG,447thBS, Capt. Ken DeMay, DNB 19 Feb.'44

VINCENZO to GAUDO, ITALY

(25 Feb;'44; 447th BS War Diary:  A scheduled mission to Spolita L/G was cancelled because of weather.  A practice mission to Crotone L/G was scheduled and briefed, but cancelled because of weather.  It was reported that Capt. DeMay’s plane may have been found in the mountains east of Salerno.  It has now been determined that the crews of the three planes lost on 19 February were as follows” #775, Capt. K.C. DeMay, Cpl D.W. Allender, Sgt. J. Kaiser, Sgt. S.O. Pearson, Cpl. J.P. Lee, S/Sgt. R.C. Cooper)

447th Bomb Squad WAR-DIARY and Capt. Henry Stephenson's Report on their 2 ship Flight ;   on Saturday, 19 Febuary, 1944. 

Kenneth C DeMay;  Capt/Pilot. 

Sgt Stanley O Pearson; 

James P Lee;    

Raymond C Cooper;  S/Sgt;    

Darrel W   Allander;  Cpl.

Jacob Kaiser, Jr.  Sgt. ; 

447th BS:  Extracts from Missing Air Crew Report # 2618:

    A/C No.    41-29775   ((MACR-2618 - crashed - missing)   Pilot; DeMay, Kenneth C., Capt - MIA, KNB   E Cooper, Raymond C., S/Sgt - MIA, KNB   PAX Allender, Darrel W., Cpl - MIA, KNB   PAX  Kaiser, Jacob (NMI), Jr., Sgt - MIA, KNB   PAX   Lee, James P., Cpl - MIA, KNB  PAX   Pearson, Stanley O., Sgt - MIA, KNB PAX

Eyewitness Account:  Olson, Robert C., Capt, pilot, 447th BS

447th BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON (M) AAF

Office of the Operations Officer

A.P.O. 650

360.33-DeMay, Kenneth C. & crew.   February 21, 1944

 SUBJECT:  Missing Air Crew Report.

TO  :  Headquarters, Army Air Forces, Washington, D. C. (Thru Channels)

           1.  I flew to Vincenzo Field on the morning of February 19, 1944, to ferry some equipment and men back to Gaudo Field.  I took off at 0845 and headed toward NAPLES as there was a large opening in that direction.  I climbed to 10,000 feet and took up a heading for NAPLES.  I was above the overcast all the way and identified FOGGIA by radio compass.  I then flew out to sea a short distance and found a hole, let down, and returned to VINCENZO.

               2.  Captain STEPHENSON called FOGGIA MAIN about 1230 and asked about the weather to NAPLES.  He was told they were clearing ships for NAPLES.

Saturday, 19 February 1944 (continued)

             3.  My plane was loaded and I was ready for a return trip about 1300 in the afternoon.  Captain DEMAY and I decided to fly a two-ship formation so as to be better prepared to combat any weather.  He decided to head North and try to climb through a hole which extended over the spur North of FOGGIA.  We took off, found the hole, climbed to 9,500 feet and headed for Gaudo Field.  We were flying between two layers and heading for a strip of blue.  We were about thirty minutes on course when we ran into a solid overcast.  Captain DEMAY made a diving left turn.  I followed and lost him, then went on instruments and headed North.  I climbed to 14,000 feet, making a slow turn South, believing that if I headed South I would break out.  At 14,000 feet I was still in the overcast and turned to a heading of approximately thirty degrees (30°) to head for FOGGIA.  Still no luck, so I turned again North and broke out.  I then headed for GAUDO, found a hole and descended just North of GAUDO Field.

               4.  Captain Stephenson flew from VINCENZO to GAUDO Field on the afternoon of February 19, between two layers of clouds and encountered only haze.  He took off about 1330 hours.

 

          ROBERT C. OLSON  Captain, Air Corps,

(Attachment to MAC Rpt, 447th Bomb Squadron (M). Captain DeMay and crew, dated February 21, 1944)

Barbi Ennis Connolly, 319th and 321st Bomb Group Historian PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com  and the 57th BW Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly.

 

 

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