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Kenneth LeRoy Locke Collection

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Kenneth LeRoy Locke Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Kenneth LeRoy Locke
State of Birth:
KS
Home State:
MO
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1980
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
VPB-53 (Patrol Bombing Squadron); Navy Reserve
Location of Service
St. Mary's, California; Livermore, California; Corpus Christi, Texas; Naval Air Station (NAS) Shawnee, Oklahoma; Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington; Naval Air Station (NAS) Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Solomon Islands; Naval Air Station (NAS) Samar, Philippines; Naval Air Station (NAS) Yonabaru, Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Green Island (New Guinea), Manus Island (Bismarck Archipelago), Emirau Island (Bismarck Archipelago); Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Solomon Islands, Green Island, Manus Island, Emirau Island, Philippines, Okinawa
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a co-pilot and navigator of a PBY-5A Black Cat.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Peggy Sowders
Contributor:
David Jackson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Jackson County Historical Society
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/92860
Subjects:
Locke, Kenneth LeRoy
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Kenneth LeRoy Locke Collection
(AFC/2001/001/92860), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2020-06-10
 

 

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