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Lt. J.K. (Kay) Larkin Memorial

 
 
Lt. J.K. (Kay) Larkin Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, October 17, 2014
1. Lt. J.K. (Kay) Larkin Memorial
Inscription.
Aug. 17, 1920 - June 8, 1942
In memory of
Lt. J.K. (Kay) Larkin
US Army Air Corps
Putnam County's first casualty
of WWII

 
Location. 29° 39.76′ N, 81° 41.252′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Reid Street (Florida Route 100) west of North Moddy Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the front of the Flight Operations Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4015 Reid Street, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 3 miles away); Putnam County Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Putnam County WW II Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Putnam County Confederate Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Putnam County WW I Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Putnam County Korean War Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Putnam County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fort Shannon (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palatka.
 
Regarding Lt. J.K. (Kay) Larkin Memorial. Lt. Jasper Kennedy "Kay" Larkin, was born on Aug
Kay Larkin Field image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, October 17, 2014
2. Kay Larkin Field
Marker is on the left side of the building. The other marker is a dedication of the building marker.
17, 1920 and gave his life as the first casualty of WWII for Putnam County, Fla. on June 8th, 1942. In his honor on August 21, 1942, the airport was officially named "Kay Larkin Field", for the local U.S. Army Air Corps pilot instructor and Palatka native.
 
Also see . . .  Kay Larkin Field Palatka Florida. See link for history of field and its honoree (Submitted on October 17, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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