KIRKPATRICK, SSgt. Clifforn "Neil", WWII
Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 7/24/2016 at 13:44:20
SSgt. Clifford "Neil" Kirkpatrick
The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
The promotion of CLIFFORD N. KIRKPATRICK, 22, of Grand River, to staff sergeant was recently announced at the eight AAF bomber command station in England. Sergeant KIRKPATRICK, a Flying Fortress waist gunner, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. OREL L. [and Lois] KIRKPATRICK, Grand River. Since being assigned to one of the pioneer American bombardment groups in the European air war, he has made eight day-light missions over the continent.
Before joining the AAF, he was an aircraft metal worker for the Hayes Manufacturing company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was graduated from Cainsville, Missouri, high school in 1939 and attended Chillicothe, Missouri, business college.
NOTE: Neil was a gunner on a B-17 bomber. He was reported missing in action over Germany on February 4, 1944, and later declared as killed in action.
Decatur County Auxiliary Scrapbook
Submission by Decatur County Historical Museum, Sara Rose Joan LeFleur, June of 2016
Decatur Documents maintained by Sharon R. Becker.
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