Loomis, Kenneth, Sgt

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1944-1945, US Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Service Years
1942 - 1945


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Home Town
Tustin, Mich.
Last Address
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Cadillac,
Wexford County, Michigan

Kenneth B. Loomis, 1916 - 2006,
Wife, Katherine Agnes Kailing, 1921 - 1999,
Son, Philip, 1944 - 1995, U.S. Navy Vietnam.

Date of Passing
Sep 01, 2006
Location of Interment
Mount Carmel Cemetery - Cadillac, Michigan
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Honorably Discharged WW II Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

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Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
Post 110
  1945, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 110 (Member) (Cadillac, Michigan) - Chap. Page

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U.S. Army 5th Air Corps


World War II Battle Streamers
American and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters

Kenneth B. "Ken" Loomis of Cadillac Michigan entered eternal life on Friday, September 1, 2006 at Cadillac Mercy Hospital. He was 90 years old.

Ken was born on April 19, 1916 in Tustin to Harry and Emma Grayce (Burkett) Loomis. He married Katherin A. Kailing on January 18, 1941. She preceded him in death on September 13, 1999.

Ken graduated from Tustin High School in 1936. He worked at General Motors in Pontiac for five years. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps for three and a half years, mostly in the 5th Air Force in  the Pacific Theater. He was also at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Mitchell Field, Long Island, N.Y.; Westover Field, Mass.; Grenier Field, N.H.; and from there by troop train to California.

Engaged the Japanese in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, and then as part of the liberating forces in the Philippines Campaign (1944–45).

Ken was employed at Chris Craft Co. in Cadillac as a pattern maker for 26 years. He then worked with his twin brother as a carpenter for 10 years until retiring.

Ken was a charter member and an organizer, with Reg Boulder, of the Cadillac AMVETS Post No. 110. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church where he was an usher and money counter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

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Fifth Air Force

It is one of very few numbered air forces of the United States Air Force never to have been based in the United States itself. It is also one of the oldest and continuously active US air forces. 

Established on 16 August 1941 as the Philippine Department Air Force at Nichols Field, Luzon, Philippines. 5 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in the Pacific Theater of World War II, engaging in combat operations primarily in the Southwest Pacific AOR. 5 AF units first engaged the Japanese during the Philippines Campaign (1941–1942), then afterward withdrawing to Australia after the Japanese conquest of the islands. Rearmed, it engaged the Japanese in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies and then as part of the liberating forces in the Philippines Campaign (1944–45).
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USAAF 5th Air Force

Kenney, George Churchill, GEN, (1917-1947) AV AAF MOS 1063 Lieutenant General
Ramey, Howard Knox, BG, (1917-1943) AV AAF MOS 1092 Brigadier General
MacDonald, Charles Henry, COL, (1938-1947) AV AAF MOS 1081 Colonel
Alison, John Richardson, LTC, (1936-1947) AV AAF MOS 1065 Lieutenant Colonel
Dunham, William Douglas, LTC, (1941-1947) AV AAF MOS 1056 Lieutenant Colonel
Johnson, Gerald R., LTC, (1941-1945) AV AAF MOS 1081 Lieutenant Colonel
Mahurin, Walker Melville, LTC, (1941-1947) AV AAF MOS 1081 Lieutenant Colonel
Cragg, Edward, MAJ, (1940-1943) AV AAF MOS 1081 Major
Johnson, Gerald R., LTC, (1941-1945) AV AAF MOS 1081 Major
Loisel, John Simon, LTC, (1941-1947) AV AAF MOS 1081 Major
Robbins, Jay Thorpe, MAJ, (1941-1947) AV AAF MOS 1081 Major
Shomo, William Arthur, MAJ, (1941-1947) AV AAF MOS 1056 Major
Alsup, John Creg, CPT, (1941-1945) Captain
Cragg, Edward, MAJ, (1940-1943) AV AAF MOS 1058 Captain
Griffin, James Richard, CPT, (1940-1943) AV AAF MOS 1056 Captain
Paschal, Thomas Clayton, CPT, (1940-1944) AV AAF MOS 1093 Captain
Craig, Edward E., 1LT AV AAF MOS 1060 First Lieutenant
Giugliano, Frank P., 1LT, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Gullion, James P., 1LT, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Longman, Louis L., 1LT, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 1058 First Lieutenant
Smith, Paul, 1LT, (1940-1943) AV AAF MOS 1058 First Lieutenant
Barker, Edward F., 2LT, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 1056 Second Lieutenant
Bird, Vernal J., 2LT, (1941-1944) AV AAF MOS 1060 Second Lieutenant
Cameron, Robert Henry, 2LT Second Lieutenant
Eastman, Arthur, 2LT, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
Foster, Dewey W., 2LT AV AAF MOS 1056 Second Lieutenant
Ryrholm, Richard S., 2LT, (1942-1943) AV AAF MOS 1058 Second Lieutenant
Valachovic, William Michael, 2LT, (1941-1950) AD 1174 Second Lieutenant
Widsteen, John Austin, 2LT, (1941-1944) AV AAF MOS 1093 Second Lieutenant
Darlington, Urban Valentine W., T/Sgt, (1942-1943) AV 737 Technical Sergeant
Masters, George W., T/Sgt, (1941-1945) Technical Sergeant
Smith, Hollis Ray, T/Sgt, (1941-1943) AV AAF MOS 1036 Technical Sergeant
Besley, Laura E., S/Sgt, (1942-1945) Staff Sergeant
King, Richard F, S/Sgt, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 756 Staff Sergeant
Luckenbach, Elgin, S/Sgt, (1940-1944) AV AAF MOS 749 Staff Sergeant
Miller, Glenn A., S/Sgt, (1941-1944) AV 611 Staff Sergeant
Painter, Carl, S/Sgt, (1943-1945) AV AAF MOS 613 Staff Sergeant
Abbey, James M., MSG, (1930-1960) Sergeant
Borofsky, Marshall P, Sgt, (1940-1944) AV AAF MOS 756 Sergeant
Chapman, Elma Clinton, Sgt, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 749 Sergeant
Harm, Walter G., Sgt, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 612 Sergeant
Licari, Dominick J., Sgt, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 612 Sergeant
McCall, Harry Mitchell, Cpl, (1942-1945) AV AAF MOS 522 Corporal
Ward, James P, Cpl, (1943-1945) AD 597 Corporal
Dove, Paul, Pfc, (1942-1945) TC 931 Private First Class
19th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Thompson, Robert Charles, S/Sgt, (1941-1944) Staff Sergeant
320th Bomb Squadron "Moby Dick"

Singer, Donald, CPT, (1941-1945) AV Captain
Dietz, Regis Elmer, 1LT, (1941-1943) AV First Lieutenant
Lake, Edward J., 1LT, (1941-1943) AV First Lieutenant
Volz, Jack E., 1LT, (1941-1943) AV First Lieutenant
Volz, Jack E., 1LT, (1942-1943) AV AAF MOS 1093 First Lieutenant
Dietz, Regis E., 2LT AV AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Lake, Edward J., 2LT AV Second Lieutenant
Murray, Martin P., 2LT AV AAF MOS 1055 Second Lieutenant
Shryock, William J., 2LT, (1942-1943) AV AAF MOS 1036 Second Lieutenant
Smith, Hollis Ray, T/Sgt, (1941-1943) AV 737 Technical Sergeant
Wren, Robert S., T/Sgt, (1942-1943) SC AAF MOS 714 Technical Sergeant

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