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Alan Kingston

World War II - U. S. Army Air Corps



Lt. Alan Kingston

September 18, 1921 - November 7, 1998
Enlistment: October 1, 1943, 8th Air Force
Release Date: November 17, 1945
burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin



Liberator Bomber

Air Medal

Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Bronze Star

(1944 news article and photo researched and contributed by: Dean Schaal from his mother's wartime scrapbook)

News Article

Gillett Pilot On
52 (sic) Missions Over European Territory

Special in Press-Gazette

Gillett, Wis - Lt. Alan Kingston, pilot of a Liberator bomber with the Eighth Air force, based in England, has completed 32 (sic) missions over Germany and occupied Europe. He bombed the invasion coast of France on D-day about 30 minutes before the first troops landed.
    Lt. Kingston received his wings Oct. 1, 1943 at William's field, Arizona, and went on to England in January. April 9 he was reported missing after a raid over Berlin. His ship was so badly damaged that the crew was forced to land in the North sea, where they were rescued by Scottish air sea rescue patrol. In May he received his promotion to first lieu
tenant.
    Lt. Kingston was awarded the Air medal, the Distinguished Flying cross with four Oak Leaf clusters and two stars. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kingston of Gillett. His wife resides in Lindsay, Calif.

(Notes:
Alan and his wife Hazel(1924 - 2014) toured Europe, and World War II sites, including the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion at Normandy)


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