Kevin Gough entered the military service in New York. He served in the 378th Fighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. He died on May 31, 1944. After getting airborne, Lt. Kevin Gough's plane's engine began running rough, then failed altogether. Gough's flight leader, Lt. James Harrold, reported that Gough had tried to restart the engine several times before he bailed out over the channel. His plane hit the water and burned on the surface, while Gough desperately tried to inflate his dinghy to no avail. Harrold dropped his own Mae West to Gough, and Spitfires dropped flares to guide an RAF Walrus that dropped a buoy within 15 yards of Gough. He made no effort to reach the buoy and floated face-up. By the time a rescue launch arrived, Gough was dead. 2Lt. Gough is now buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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