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Quentin Kemp 2
Age in 1930: 10 2
05 Sep 1919 1
WV 1
Estimated Birth Year: 1920 2
13 Aug 1944 1
Florence, S.C. 1
Cause: Acct. Drowning 1
13 Aug 2017 1
South Carolina 1
Cause: Accidental Drowning 1
Place: RITCHIE County, West Virginia 2
From: 1930 2
Enumeration District: PENNSBORO TOWN 2
Mother: Hannah (Anna) 1
Father: Archie B. 1

World War II 1

Army Air Forces 1
Sergeant 1

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S/Sgt Quentin Kemp, Eng/Gunner 321st BG,446th BS, MTO


Quentin with his regular Combat Crew and the B-25 SUGAR LUMP

Quentin;  *50 Combat Missions* as an Engineer/Aerial Gunner in the B-25 Bomber in the MTO.

During WWII, S/Sgt. Quentin B Kemp served with the B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber 321st Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Squadron in the Mediterranean Theatre.  Quentin completed 50 Combat Missions and returned to the States, was in re-training when he died in a tragic boating accident, boat turned over and he drowned.

  Quentin was a STAFF SERGEANT and returned to Columbia, S.C. and began Cadet-Pilot Training at Columbia AAB..


Quentin B Kemp   Birth: 1919 Death: 1944

Family: Parents; Archie B Kemp (1890 - 1984)  Anna M Kemp (1891 - 1970)

Burial: Willow Island Baptist Church Cemetery
Willow Island, Pleasants County, West Virginia, USA
World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946 
Quentin B. Kemp; Service Number 35379648
WW II Memorial  Honoree Hometown Service Source
Quentin B. Kemp Wood County, WV   U.S. Army  National Archives
S/SG Quentin B. Kemp  ID: 35379648  Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Wood County, WV     Status: DNB
War: WW II
Name: Quentin B. Kemp   Sex: Male   Race: White   County: Wood  
Branch of Service: Army   Rank: Sgt.   Service Number: 35379648
Date of Death: 1944/08/13  Place of Death: Florence, South Carolina
Cause of Death: DNB    Place of Burial: Willow Island Baptist Cemetery,  Pleasants County, WV   Date of Birth: 1919   Father: Archie B Kemp
Mother: Hanna (ANNA)
   Clarksburg Exponent Newspaper Death Notice-16 August 1944; Parkersburg  News-Memorial Notice-28 May 2001; St. Mary's Oracle Death Notice-17 August 1944
Notes: completed fifty bombing missions over in Europe.  Died of a drowning Accident in S.C. 

South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Quentin B Kemp   Death Date: 13 Aug 1944
Age at Death: 24 Years Born: 1920 (1919)  Gender: Male   Color: White
County of Death: Marion   Certificate Number: 009958

World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945
Name: Quentin B. Kemp    Rank: Staff Sergeant    Branch: United States Army    Birth Date: 5 Sep 1919   Service Date: 7 May 1941   Parent 1 Name: Mr. A B Kemp;   Mrs. Archie B. Kemp   State: West Virginia   County: Wood

321st Bomb Group Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly (321st BG Historian)  24 Sept. 2013

Quentin Kemp (1919-1944) DNB 1944

South Carolina

Quentin;  Accidental Drowning /South Carolin

Kemp, Quentin B., S/Sgt, engineer-gunner (35379648)

(R.R. #21 Lynnden Rd, Parkersburg WV)(in WWII mem)

(no Quentin in NARA and none from WV) 

BORN;  5 Sept. 1919

*********** One of Quentin's MISSIONS;  ***********************

Started flying with Orrantia on 26 Aug 43:  This was regular plane and crew Aug thru 25 Sept.    A/C No.   42-32416 SUGAR LUMP

P Orrantia, Gilbert D., 2Lt

CP Henson, Gerald J., 2Lt

N None

B Chamberlain, Don C., S/Sgt

E Kemp, Quentin B., S/Sgt

Ramirez, Zenon (NMI), Jr., S/Sgt

G McNeil, Gabriel J., Pvt

F Dobbins, Daniel G., 1Lt, HQ 321st BG


In the 1930 Census: the Kemp Family lived off the North Western Turnpike; Quentin's father, Archie B was working as an Agent for Standard Oil Company.

Archie B - 39

Hannah (Anna) - 38

Ava Nell - 12

Quentin - 10

Ruth - 6

Betty - 4


Barbi Ennis Connolly 321st BG Historian in the 57th Bomb Wing

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