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2/Lt. Robert L. Kakerbeck

Discussion in '4th FG' started by Airwar, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    P-51B # 43-7059, 4th FG / 336th FS, June 4th 1944.

    Kakerbeck was on a local practice formation flight,his second since arriving at Debden.
    During a turn of about 180degrees or less he was seen to flick over and crashed 75yds
    south of Little Smith Green Farm,Steeple Bumpstead,Essex at 19.45hrs.
    This pilot had completed 63hrs flying time in P-51's,62 in the US and just one hour at Debden
    Buried in Plot F-3-15,Cambridge Cemetery before final reinterment in Plot E-2-73

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=56291207&df=all&

    http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=338048
    http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/193064
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4GW-7HH
    http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_kakerbeckrlweb_a.pdf
    https://www.fold3.com/page/83586696_robert_l_kakerbeck/
    http://www.ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org/assets/pdf/ArdsleyHistoricalSocietyVol27No2.pdf
     

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