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Group Photo
Robert Bobby Keenan, back middle
Thornton Audrain, back left

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

People

  • Thornton Audrain

    Military | Pilot

  • Robert Keenan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) - March 1, 1945 in a mid-air collision over Ostend, Belgium of his B-17 Serial 43-38273 with 42-38035 of the same formation. Awards: Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

Aircraft

  • 42-5196

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/42; Assigned 332BS/94BG Pueblo with Arthur Allen who had taxi accident 13/1/43; Pyote 6/2/43; Tinker 10/8/43; with Larry Murchan force landed 20 miles W of Ardmore 2/12/43; with Osborn Stone force landed two miles N of base 21...

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Date Contributor Update
05 December 2018 19:25:43 MAC1 Changes to caption
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photo

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 17:44:31 MAC1 Changes to caption
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Taken from other photos of Thornton and Robert

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 19:24:45 mcahill Changes to collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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Family Archive

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 18:42:26 mcahill Created entry
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