~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII hero, WCA/RW (NWA) Captain Kennon 'Ken' Boyd Sorgenfrei
December 31, 1921 ~ March 6, 2015
Word has been received with the passing of WWII veteran retired West Coast Airlines/AirWest (NWA) pilot Captain Ken Sorgenfrei, age 93.
To date we have only been able to locate the Seattle death notice thus arrangements are not yet known. Last July we printed some of Capt Sorgenfrei's story as was taken from various news articles: Kennon Boyd Sorgenfrei, born 12-31-1921 in Oregon, was raised in Washington state and was a 1939 graduate of Snohomish High School. He enlisted May 27, 1942 in the Army Air Corps. A July 1943 archived Seattle news article reads: “Among the men reporting to Brooks Field, Tex., for advanced flying training, which will lead to winning their ratings of pilot and aerial observer, were the following men from Washington state.....Kennon B. Sorgenfrei...”. Salute to our Service Men, a Sept. 19, 1944 news article column reads: “A second Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal to 1st Lieut. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Sorgenfrei of Snohomish, for action as a pilot, from bases in Italy”. An Oct. 18, 1944 article notes The Purple Heart awarded to 1st. Lieut. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei.
Capt. Sorgenfrei had most recently resided at 4525 378th Pl SE , Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9107 ... (425) 888-5570...please see more below.
Should we receive more information as to arrangements, we will be sure to pass it along.
~ Carol for the PCN
Sorgenfrei, Kenno: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) - Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Deceased Name: Sorgenfrei, Kenno
93 of Issaquah, March 6.