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Kenneth Frank Hodson

Male 1920 - 1944  (24 years)


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  • Name Kenneth Frank Hodson 
    Born 4 Nov 1920  North Bend, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1944  Pacific Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24212  Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2017 

    Family Mary Margaret Grant,   b. 26 May 1921, Maywood, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1983, Tucson, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1944  Midland, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F12008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Nov 1920 - North Bend, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1944 - Midland, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 1944 - Pacific Ocean Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He was a bombadier in the 883rd Bomber Squadron, 500th Bomber Group, 73rd Bomber Wing, XXI Bomber command of the Army Air Corps stationed at Isley Field, Saipan flying B-29s. The main target(s) of their bombing attacks were on the Japanese Home Islands. On 29 November 1944 the Bomber Command flew its 9th mission against the Industrial Area of Tokyo. Anti-aircraft fire was "heavy, meager to inaccurate" but one aircraft, Kenneth's, tail ID Z Square 44, disappeared without a trace for unknown reasons. It was the aircraft's 2nd mission, and the crew's first. Kenneth was declared Killed in Action on 29 November 1944.