Kenneth B. Rongstad was born on March 5, 1922, in Choteau, Montana. He was the son of Alfred Marcus Rongstad and Grace Mitchell Rongstad. He moved to Kalispell with his parents a few years later and received his schooling there, graduating from Flathead High with the class of 1940.
Kenneth entered the army in 1941 and was commissioned as a bomber pilot on March 20, 1943. At the time of his death, he was serving in the 334th Bomber Squadron, 95th Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Second Lieutenant and Pilot on the B-17G #42-31123. At about 8:30 am on November 19, 1943, B17 #42-31123 took off on a mission to Germany. When it failed to gain flying speed and was banking to turn, it stalled and crashed at Redlingfield, Suffolk. All men aboard were killed in the crash. 2Lt Rongstad is now buried in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA.
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