Benjamin F. Kitchens
508th Fighter Squadron
Date of Death:
Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
First Lieutenant Benjamin Kitchens took off from 414 Winkton, Dorset, UK, in his P-47 Thunderbolt 42-25872 on a ground support mission to Avranches. Collided with Lt. Espy's plane at 1345.