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Ahern, Kevin Oscar

Rank and Name, Ensign Kevin Oscar Ahern.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 148.

 

Kevin is born on April 21, 1918 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

Father, Michael E. Ahern.

Mother, Amanda (Durant) Ahern.

Sister, Amanda M. Ahern.

Brothers, Edward P. John F. Michael E. and Francis T. Ahern.

 

Kevin enlisted the service in New Hampshire with service number # 0-278001.

 

 

Kevin’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a PV-1 were,

 

Ens.         Kevin O. Ahern                    Pilot

Lt.           Willia E. Davis                       Co Pilot

Lt.           PeteSilas                               Navigotor/Bombadier

Arm3c.   Morris D. Franklin               Radio Operator/Nose Turret Gunner

Aom3c   .Frank E. Jameson               Top Turret Gunner

Amm2c. Earl O. Hotaling                    Waist Gunner

 

 

Kevin and the Crew were KIA during the mission (no record) over Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea on May 3, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Kevin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

 

Patrol Bombing Squadron 148
PV-1 Lockheed Ventura
Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay (Base)
NAVAL AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY Control Tower
Kevin O Ahern
His rank Ensign