|Pilot Ensign Kenneth P. Babkirk, O-173715 (MIA / KIA) PA
MIA January 17, 1944
On January 17, 1944 took off from Barakoma Airfield on Vella Lavella Island on a bomber escort mission over Rabaul. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
Babkirk was officially declared dead on January 14, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
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January 5, 2018