Thomas R. Kent

Pvt. Thomas Kent, Armored Division, Missing in France
PVT. THOMAS KENT
Private Thomas R. Kent, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Kent, 2416 Mt. View Place, has been missing in action in France since July 30, according to a telegram received by his parents, today, from the Adjutant General.

He entered the service on January 21, 1943 and received his training at camps in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

He is in the Armored Division and went into France with the First Tank Division.

Following is the telegram received from the War Department: "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Private Thomas R. Kent, has been reported missing in action since July 30 in France. If further details or other information are received, you will be promptly notified."

It was signed by the Adjutant General.


Pvt. Thomas Kent Killed in Action
PVT. THOMAS R. KENT
Private Thomas R. Kent, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin C. Kent, 2416 Mount View Place, was killed in action in France on July 30, according to word received from the Adjutant General of the Army. Private Kent was reported missing in action on August 17.

The following telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. Kent: "The Secretary of War desires that I tender his deep sympathy to you in the loss of your son, Private Thomas R. Kent, who was previously reported missing in action. A report now received states he was killed in action July 30 in France."

Private Kent entered the service on January 21, 1943 and received his training in the Armored Forces in camps in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He went abroad with the First Tank Division.


Lieutenant Maynard W. Kent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Kent, Mt. View Place, arrived in England for overseas duty the first part of August.

His wife and daughter reside at 619 Bergen Avenue.

He is with the Air Transport Command, pilot on a C-47, and has been flying the wounded back to England from France, sometimes getting them back within three or four hours after they were wounded, according to word received by his wife.

His squadron has received the Presidential Citation.

Lieutenant Kent graduated from Lubbock Army Air Field in January 1944 and received further training at the C-47 School at Bergstron Field, Austin, Texas.

His brother, Private Thomas R. Kent, was recently reported killed in action in France.