|K e n s m e n : 4 3 r d B o m b G r o u p (H), 5 t h A A F|
|Staff Sergeant "Miltie" J. Kent
Position: armor gunner, photographer. Million Dollar Baby, Flamin'Mamie (the one that didn't want to take off)
Served: 1943-44 -- Port Moresby, Dobodura, Wewak
Originally from: Pennsylvania -- drafted
Training: Denver, Pocatella, Boise, Idaho
Citations/Medals: air medals - 3, numerous battle stars
Number of Missions: 57
Description of Missions:
Port Moresby -- Dobodura -- bombed Wewak, Hollandia, Rabaul, recon missions. Rabaul mission flew with Gen. Kenney as part of his crew.
Funniest or most fun memory of the war:
bawled out General Kenney -- who was in khakis w. no insignia. After a while I asked him his name and he said, Gen. Kenney. Not much you can do about it, son."
Any odd or strange memories from the war:
Komodo dragons. 43rd had the best outhouse in Pacific
Where I was and how I celebrated when I learned the warwas over:
Was in Denver, Lowry Field, coming from camp into town. Went out on the town with my wife.