Plaque for Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr.

Dublin Core

Title

Plaque for Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr.

Alternative Title

Plaque for Kenneth W. Hunter

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida

Description

A plaque for First Lieutenant Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr. (1922-1944), an Army pilot during World War II. Hunter died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. He is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. Hunter was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 21, 1922. He enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) on June 10, 1942. Hunter was assigned to the 394th Fighter Squadron of the 367th Fighter Group, which was activated on July 15, 1943. The 394th Squadron provided air support in the European Theater for the invading Allied Forces. Hunter died as a result of a training accident on November 3, 1944. During his career as a pilot, Hunter received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Army Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters.

Source

Digital reproduction of original plaque: War Department Files, National Archives & Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Date Created

ca. 1942-1944

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

158 KB

Medium

1 digital plaque

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the National Archives & Records Administration and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Project

Curator

Barnes, Mark

External Reference

"National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files: 1 LT Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr." National WWII Memorial. http://www.wwiimemorial.com/Registry/plaque_wardept.aspx?honoreeID=1010846.
"Aileen Louise Owen." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:243Y-JHX.
"394th Fighter Squadron." American Air Museum in Britain. http://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/1009.

Transcript

National Archives & Records Administration
War Department Files

1 LT Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr.

ID: 0-759012
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Duval County, FL
Status: Died Non Battle

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Original Format

1 digital plaque

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