2nd Lt Armel Kennedy
Record NO: (373)
Rank / Rate
2nd Lt
War of Service
WWII
Date of birth
Jan 2, 1916
Place of birth / home town
Oklahoma
Family Members
High School
Enlistment Date
Branch
Army Air Corps
Service Number
Unit / Ship / duty Station
Date of Casuality
Mar 18, 1942
Cause of Death or Status
DNB
Place of Incident
Jackson Township, Allen County, Ohio
Place of Burial or Memorial
Carnegie Cemetery Carnegie Oklahoma
Awards
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Lieut. Armel J. Kenedy, former Carnegie boy, was killed about noon Wednesday when his plane crashed and burned about six miles west of Lima, Ohio. three other officers were killed and their planes burned at the same time and within a short distance of each other. All were members of the U.S. Army Air Corps Ferry Command and were on a ferry trip, it was understood. Army Air Corps officers could give no explanation of the accidents except the weather and it is reported the crashes occurred when the pilots flew into a blinding snow storm. According to information furnished The Herald from the news room of the Daily Oklahoman, a farmer saw one plane fall on his farm and burst into flames, two other fell 100 yards apart a half mile east of his farm and the fourth plane landed in a woods a mile south and also burst into flames. Besides Lieut. Kennedy, the other pilots were Edward H. Saunders, Lake Valley, Ark.; Eugene H. Anderson, Kewanee, Ill., and Earl A. Houser, Pesotum, Ill. Kennedy graduated from the Army Advanced Flying school at Stockton, Calif. January 9. He visited his mother, Mrs. E.C. Kennedy in Oklahoma City the following week.