Kenneth Marts

Lt. Colonel Kenneth E Marts was assigned to the 301st BG 301st HQ.

Kenneth Elliot Marts, 79, a retired Air Force colonel who later operated a wedding photography business in Camp Springs, died of kidney failure January 19,1998 at Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland. Colonel Marts began his military career during World War II, serving as a pilot of B-17 aircraft in the Army Air Forces. He was based in England and participated in bombing missions over Germany. Postwar assignments included command of a B-47 wing with the Strategic Air Command, chief of staff at Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid and study at the Air Force Command and Staff School and the Air War College. He retired from the Air Force in 1965 as deputy chief of personnel of the Air Force Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base. His decorations included a Legion of Merit and the Air Medal. Colonel Marts, a resident of Camp Springs for more than 30 years, was born in Wichita and graduated from the University of Wichita. His avocations included music and art, and he worked in acrylics and oils. His wife, Blanche Olive McGlade Marts, died last month. Survivors include four children, Eric Alan Marts, Kristina Lockhart, Dan Thomas Marts and Curtis Luckner Marts ; his mother, Billie Mae Marts; a sister; and four grandchildren.

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Date Order Award Ribbon & Device Document Originator Rank Status

05/26/1945

General Order (GO)* : 3447

AM/4OLC Air Medal Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: Lt Col

05/26/1945

General Order (GO)* : 3447

AM Air Medal

Air Medal (AM)

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: LTC

06/10/1945

General Order (GO)* : 3547

Issuing Authority: 15th Air Force

Current Rank: LTC

* Documents are of the type/classification of "General Order" for most award documents. The listed documents are GO, General Order unless otherwise stated. For example. Special Orders.

The Issuing Authority is the Command and author of the document.


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