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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