Kite, Max Vernon, CPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF 1036-Bombardier
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 31, 1978
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
Captain Max Vernon Kite attended WVU and was employed as a chemist before enlisting with the AAF Lockbourne AAB, Colombus, Ohio as a aviation cadet on 21 December 1942. He received Advanced Bombardier Training at Midland Texas before leaving for overseas on 11 March 1943.  Arriving in North Africa 20 March 1943 he was assigned to the 20th Bombardment Squadron, 2nd Bombardment Group as Bombardier and participted in the Sicily, Tunisia, and Naples-Foggia campaigns where he received the Air Medal w/ 9 oak leaf clusters, the E.A.M.E. service medal w/ 3 campaign stars, and the WWII Victory Medal. On 7 November 1943 Captain Kite sailed home arriving on 15 November 1943 were he was assigned to the 2528th AAF Base Unit in Midland Texas. On 17 April 1944 he married Aura Jean Little in Parsons West Virginia. On 4 November 1945 Captain Kite was honorably dischraged from the AAF. He had  2 children and worked as an optometrist before he passed away in December 1978 in St. Clairesville Ohio.

Captain Kite is on the far right in the picture above.
   
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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 WWII - Africa Theater of Operations/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
West Virginia University
  1938-1941, West Virginia University
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