Kirkham, Virgil Paul, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 362nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1943 - 1945
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Troutdale, OR
Last Address
Illeschaim AB, Germany

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Czech Republic
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Lorraine, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot A Row 21 Grave 18

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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Feb 24, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

 
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  452 Also There at This Battle:
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Best, Donald John, 2nd Lt, (1943-1945)
  • Brown, Clarence, Maj, (1940-1982)
  • Candelaria, Richard Gomez, Col, (1943-1964)
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