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Kenneth Lawrence Myers

Sergeant, U.S. Army

32749554

 

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 30, 1943
Buried at: 
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SERGEANT KENNETH LAWRENCE MYERS was born in 1923 to Harold M. and Mildred A. Myers. His father was a carpenter. In 1930 the family included older brother Harold, younger sister Virginia E., and younger brother Robert W. Myers. The family lived at 204 Chestnut Avenue in Laurel Springs NJ. Kenneth Myers was a graduate of Haddon heights (NJ) High School, and was employed by the Bell Telephone Company prior to being inducted into the Army on February 9, 1943. Qualifying for flight duty, he trained as an aerial gunner and as a toggleer. He was killed when the bomber in which he was a crewmember of crashed 10 miles northeast of Georgetown SC on Sunday, October 30, 1943. Sergeant Myers died of a skull fracture suffered in the crash. Also killed in the same plane crash was Second Lieutenant Walter J. Puchalski of Syracuse NY. Eight other crewmembers escaped with minor injuries. He was survived by his parents, brother PFC Harold Meyers, then with the Signal Corps at Gainesville FL, brother Robert, then 15 and at home, and a sister, Virginia 18 and at home.


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