Kenneth Seebold KENYON


S/Sgt US Army Air Forces

Service #: 19094031

Unit: 458 BG  752 BS

Entered Service: 29-07-1942 Hemet, California

Hometown:  El Centro, California

Born: 9 December 1917 Glendale, Los Angeles County, California

Died:  20 July 1944 Diest (chute failed to open)

Burried:  Cypress View Mausoleum, San Diego, California

Awards: Purple Heart - Air Medal



    1944                                                                                1920

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                              Cypress View Mausoleum, San Diego, California

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Kenneth Seebold Kenyon, the son of Frederick and Alice Seebold Kenyon, was born December 19, 1917 in Glendale, California, USA. He moved with his parents to El Centro, California, in 1919 where they were the owner operators of Kenyon's Desert Plunge (swimming pool). After the death of his father in 1937 he helped his mother run the business until joining the army in 1942.


Kenneth died near Diest, Belgium, July 20, 1944, when his parachute failed to open after he bailed out of the fatally crippled B24H Liberator bomber of which he was the left waist gunner (some reports say he was the nose gunner on this mission). The other eight members of his bomber crew all parachuted safely. It was reported in U.S. Army Air Forces Missing Aircrew Reports (MACRs) that his body was recovered by German soldiers and then passed to local Belgian citizens who buried him in the Webbekom Cemetery.

His Remains were repatriated to the Cypress View Mausoleum, San Diego, California.

Kenneth S. KENYON



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