David Spence Kincanon was the son of Roscoe F. Kincanon and Nellie “Nell” Richards. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the marine corps reserve at Pensacola, Fla.
Missing in action since 21 February 1945
Officially declared dead on 22 February 1946
Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial, HI

Presentation of the Air Medal and the Bronze Star medal was made to five officers and one enlisted man of this squadron by Lt Col Wendt, USMC. The five members to receive the Air Medal were 1st Lt Thomas Rozga, NA, USMCR, 1st lt Harold E. Greenwood, NA, USMCR, 1st Lt Harvy Olson, NA, USMCR, 2nd Lt Karl E. Kelley, NA, USMCR, and 2nd Lt David S. Kincanon, NA, USMCR. MTSgt Quentin A. Hutchins, USMC, reveived the Bronze Star Medal. All were cited for meritorious service during the Saipan and Tinian Operations.

The Knoxville Journal, 15 March 1945
Second Lt. David S. Kincannon, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Huffine of Brotherton, who has been serving in the Pacific area for the past year, has been reported missing in action in a message received from the War Department by his wife, Mrs. Ova Huffine Kincannon. He was recently cited for skill and courageous conduct while serving as a pilot of an observation plane during the battle of Saipan and Tinian, and was presented the Air Medal for his heroic services.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 January 1924
  • Date of death: 21 February 1945
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Spring City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Bronze Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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