Beatty, Kenneth Allen, 1LT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Infantry

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Doerun, Colquitt
Last Address
Dover, Georgia

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

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 Military Association Memberships
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
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1944-1944, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 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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