WW II - KITTRELL, FLOYD ARNOLD

Kittrell, Floyd A.

WW II - KITTRELL, FLOYD ARNOLD
KITTRELL, FLOYD ARNOLD

Rank: Technician Fourth Grade

Unit: Troop E, 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

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Entered service: 23-Feb-1943

Enlisted: Camp Blanding, Florida

Enlisted by: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Date of birth: 23-Apr-1923

Hometown: Escambia County, Florida

Marital status:

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.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
TEC5 Jack M. Garrity
PVT Edward Max Gronkowski
TEC4 Floyd A. Kittrell

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.

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