Kenneth Bruce McDowell, aged 21, was born on July 6, 1923 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army on January 20, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents. He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war. Kenneth served as a 2nd Lt. and Pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt (#42-76185), 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group during World War II. He was "Killed In Action" when his plane was shot down during the war over France. His current burial place is unknown.