668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. James Patrick ("Jimmy") Kenny

Pilot,  O-691368

Killed In Action - Mar 18, 1945

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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      Born: 23-Jun-1918, New York, New York County, New York

Entered Military Service: Date: 25-Jul-1942 At: Ft Jay, Governors Island, NY From: Queens County, New York
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 32413595

Buried: Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France, Plot D Row 41 Grave 23

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Lt. James P. Kenny Listed as Killed

The War Department has notified Mrs. Mary E. Kenny of 462 Beach 113d St., Belle Harbor, that her son, 1st Lt. James P. Kenny, a policeman until he entered the Army AirForces in 1942, has been listed as dead.

Lieutenant Kenny, 27, has been missing in action over Worms, Germany, since March 18, 1945. He was a pilot of an A-26 attack plane and was attached to the 9th Air Force. He was on his 58th mission when he was shot down.

Lieutenant Kenny had been a member of the Police Department for a year before he joined the army. He was stationed at the 101st Precinct, Far Rockawar.

Surviving, besides his mother, are two sisters, Anne and Mary, and two bothers, Thomas and Joseph.

Extracted from Newspapers.com



While on a mission to destroy the Worms Communicatins Center, Lt. Kenny's plane received a direct hit in the left engine and disintegrated in flames. Lt. Kenny was Killed in Action. His gunner, Ssgt Jack Sittarich was able to parachute and was captured by German forces.

See also:
Jack Sittarich reading a letter
he wrote to Jimmy Kenny's mother after the war.
Taped during the September, 2010 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.

Interview with Jack Sittarich
detailing the events of Mission 239 to Worms, Germany
on March 18, 1945 leading to the capture and imprisonment of Ssgt Sittarich and the death of
Lt. Jimmy Kenny. Taped during the September, 2009 416th BG Reunion at Branson, MO by Wayne Sayles.

1Lt. James P. Kenny Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF)
(Courtesy of Margaret McEvoy, neice of Lt. Kenny)



Notes:
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Description:
Four planes were presumed to be lost to flak when they failed to return to base. The planes went down in the vicinity of the PPF IP, northeast of the town of Bingen. Two planes went down in the vicinity of the target. ... No chutes were seen to emerge from any of the planes that were lost. The crews are all listed as MIA. ... #261 received direct hits in the left engine between the PPF I.P. and the target. It was last seen disintegrating and in flames, going down at a undetermined point. Lt J.P. Kenny and S/Sgt J.J. Sittarich were the crew.
(416th BG History 1945)

See also MACR 13152 and Mission # 239




Photos and Documents
1920 US Census
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
After Solo (Courtesy of Margaret McEvoy)
After Solo (back)
Portrait (Courtesy of Margaret McEvoy)
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny (Courtesy of Margaret McEvoy)
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
Letter from Jack Sittarich to 1Lt James Kenny's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kenny
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) 08 Apr 1946, Mon Page 7
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Headstone
Rosters Of WW II Dead
416th BG Archive Wall Of Honor
416th BG Archive Wall Of Honor
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
 
 
 
 


Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

"Goin' Home" courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band