Beatty, Kenneth Allen, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, HHC
Service Years
1941 - 1944


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Doerun, Colquitt
Last Address
Dover, Georgia

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
B, 16, 26

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
D-Day FallenWorld War II Fallen
  1944, D-Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1943-1944, 1542, HHC
  1944-1944, 1542, HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Ken Beatty enlisted on at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia on 12 April 1941.

He served with 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

In the early morninghours of 6 June 1944, he was a passenger along with 15 soldiers and a crew of 4 aboard a  C-47 (tail number 42-100819) from the 439th Troop Carrier Squadron. 

The aircraft was hit by FLAK over France on approach to DZ-C, causing it to crash in flames. All men aboard were killed. Aircraft came down near Picauville, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France.
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Note:  Lt. Beatty entered the Army having completed 2 years of college.  School not found.  No photos.
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