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Albert T Keeler

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97797 'Full House'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/44; Kearney 18/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 8/4/44; transferred 336BS, (ET–H); 49m. ...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1922
Enlisted Nashville, TN, USA 1 March 1943

At Nashville Air Corps Facilities

Died 2006

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 12:32:27 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank and events
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=4&cat=all&tf=...

Correspondence with Lt. Col. Keeler's daughter, Martha.

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2015 14:11:06 FullHouse Changes to place associations
Sources

Albert's colored pictures featured on this page showed his fellow crewmen of the "Full House" (42-97797), Many of them showing the gunners near their respective positions on the B17 (including my father near the ball turret). The officers were often pictured near engines or the nose of the aircraft. In some of these photos the nose art "Sandy's Refueling Boys" (42-97232) can clearly be seen in the background which has resulted in people erroneously thinking the Dancisin/Keeler crew flew this airplane (see the captions beneath the photos). My father's recollection and the official records indicate the crew of the "Full House" never flew in "Sandy's Refueling Boys." It was just a handy aircraft at the time that Albert took this collection of photos. - Mark Makelky

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2015 13:53:19 FullHouse Changes to nickname
Sources

My father, Leo Makelky, was the ball turret gunner on George Dancisin/Albert Keeler piloted aircraft (which was usually the "Full House" #42-97797). He told me this series of color photos taken by Albert (Rube) Keeler were rather rare in WW2. Albert had a brother who worked for Kodak in New York state and provided the color film which was used to take them. - Mark Makelky

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2015 10:45:22 Lucy May Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated photographs sent to Roger Freeman by Albert Keeler to Albert's entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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