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Steve B Keaton


Shot down by heavy flak just prior to the target of Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-3491 'Chopstick-G George'. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 812th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3491 Chopstick-G George

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-G] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Maj Fred Rabo, Co-pilot: John Morgan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Westcott, Waist gunner: Steve Keaton (4 Prisoner of War...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 6 March 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
19 February 2020 22:47:10 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added the location for the POW event.

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 21:51:10 jmoore43 Changes to events and aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C # 42-3491 mentioned in the "Summary biography". Added a POW event.
Added POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:26 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3362, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & page 28 in HISTORY OF THE OPERATIONAL PERIOD OF THE 482nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP, D790.G482.M6, 1944