Kimmey, Doyle V., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 737-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1940-1941, Hawaiian Air Force
Service Years
1935 - 1941
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Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Hickam Field, Oahu, T.H.

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
Location of Interment
Odd Fellows Cemetery - Huntington, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Flight Engineer Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Force Bases/ Installations19th Transport SquadronHawaiian Air Force
  1940-1940, Army Air Forces Central Instructors School (CIS)
  1940-1941, 19th Transport Squadron
  1940-1941, Hawaiian Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 My Aircraft/Missiles
  1941-1941, C-33
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. R. Doyle Kimmey served with the 19th Transportation Squadron, 7th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps at Hickam Field, Hawaii.  He was kiled by the explosion of a Japanese bomb.

He was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross for heroic action during the attack on Pearl Harbor. (March 1942)

He was interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Huntington, Angelina County, Texas, in Plot: Section 4.

Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Doyle Kimmey, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 19th Transportation Squadron, 24th Division, in action against enemy forces on 7 December 1941, during the Japanese air attack on Hickam Field, Territory of Hawaii.

While on duty as an aerial engineer, Sergeant Kimmey voluntarily obtained a submachine gun, took cover under a small truck, and opened fire at the low-flying enemy planes which were bombing and strafing the area. When his supply of ammunition was exhausted Sergeant Kimmey courageously left his shelter during the heavy attack to retrieve an abandoned sub-machine gun with a supply of ammunition and after gaining his former position resumed fire until the truck under which he was taking cover was directly hit by a bomb resulting in his instant death.

The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Staff Sergeant Kimmey on this occasion, at the cost of his life, have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, Hawaiian Department, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 49 (1942) Action Date: 7-Dec-41
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Company: 19th Transportation Squadron
Division: 24th Division

Note: Information of career needed.

"Angelina's War Victim Honored," Lufkin Daily News, 19 April 1942 His unit flew the C-33, a cargo aircraft, and an early version of what became the C-47.
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