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Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

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

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 29° 39.76′ N, 81° 41.252′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Memorial can be reached from Reid Street (State Road 100) west of North Moddy Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in the front of the Flight Operations Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4015 Reid Street, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Atlantic Coast Line (approx. 3 miles away); Garden Center History (approx. 3.1 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ravine State Gardens (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Civil War and the Ravines (approx. 3.1 miles away); Suspension Bridges and Amphitheater
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.
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Native Americans at the River (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
 
Regarding Lt. J.K. (Kay) Larkin Memorial. Lt. Jasper Kennedy "Kay" Larkin, was born on Aug 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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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