173rd Fighter Wing dedicates F-15 flagship in honor of WWII hero

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – Kingsley Field is forever tied to World War II and Lt. David R. Kingsley, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the war.

At the entrance to the base sits a memorial designed with a piece of the B-17 aircraft that crashed in Bulgaria during WWII – with Kingsley still in it. Kingsley made the ultimate sacrifice, taking off his parachute and strapping it on a wounded member of the crew when the call to bail out was made – saving a life at the cost of his own.

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