Blakebrough, Kenneth

Blakebrough, Kenneth, age 92, passed away peacefully on December 31st, 2015 in Mission Viejo, CA. He was born April 3rd, 1923 in Detroit, MI, to Herbert and Emma Blakebrough.
He served proudly in the U.S.A.A.F. during WWII as a co-pilot in the 457th Bombardment Group, flying B-17s out of the airbase near Glatton, England. Kenneth authored two books based on his war years, “The Fireball Outfit” and “A Co-Pilot Remembers”.
After the war he attended the University of Southern California, and remained a faithful alumnus the rest of his life. After graduating from USC, he married Grace Waytas, with whom he had a son, David. Many years later he married Arden Black, his wife of 40 years.
He is survived by his wife Arden, his son David, daughter-in-law Theresa, and three step-children.
Kenneth will be interred at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.
Please join us in remembering Kenneth by visiting our memorial at Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.

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