Rank: Technician Fourth Grade
Unit: Troop E, 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)
Entered service: 23-Feb-1943
Enlisted: Camp Blanding, Florida
Enlisted by: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Date of birth: 23-Apr-1923
Hometown: Escambia County, Florida
Campaign: World War II
Date of casualty: 23-May-1945
Age at death: 22
Cause of death: Died Non-battle, air crash
Floyd A. Kittrell was a passenger on Flight C-46D (#44-77507) which was taking 40 American soldiers that were ill or injured to hospitals in the Paris, France area and was then eventually going to take them all back to the United States. This flight occurred after Germany’s surrender on May 7, 1945.
However this C-46, for unknown reasons, developed a fire in one of it’s two engines and crashed near the village of Taillefontaine, near Paris.
Floyd died in the “Line Of Duty”, along with the flights 4 man crew and 40 others when this C-46D crashed.
Location of fatality: Taillefontaine, France
Place of interment: Lathram Chapel Cemetery, Contonment, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Originally buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Lorraine, France. Repatriated November 1948.