During his aviation career in some of the toughest fighting of the war, he survived 50 combat missions.
He flew a B-17 in both the European and Pacific theaters until the war was over.
Bobs bravery is documented in several scholarly books about the war.
Kimmel, Senior, USAF (retired), 102, passed away on January 9, 2018 in Riverside CA, where he lived most of his life.
Colonel Kimmel was born on June 10, 1915, in Rockford, Ohio, to Ralph and Fannie Kimmel.
But she met Billie (she called him Bill) at Wheaton Baptist College and they married shortly after they graduated.