New England Air Museum
Dr. Karl Emerson Applegate


Recent Address:

Ft. Myers, FL



Family Information:

Wife: Blanche; Children: Laura and Richard


St. Petersburg, FL

Date Entered Service:

November 5, 1942

Service Number:


Bomb Group:




Location of Unit:


Missions Flown:

6 - shot down one enemy plane

Hump Missions Flown:





Air Medal

Service Schools Attended:


Military Specialty(ies):

Central Fire Control

Rank Upon Discharge:


Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:


Were you a POW?


Were you interned?


Date Transferred from the 58th:


Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 28, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:


Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Podiatrist.  Life member of the American and Florida Podiatric Medical associations. He was drive chairman of the 1952 March of Dimes and served as chairman of the Lower Pinellas County March of Dimes for nearly 20 years. He was president of the Bay Point Middle School PTA in 1967 and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of downtown St. Petersburg, the Over The Hill Gang, the Madeira Beach Bowling League and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg.  He was a lifelong avid fisherman.


Dr. Applegate passed away December 20, 2000.



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