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George Raymond Keesling

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Plevna, KS 27 January 1917

Son of Luther Oliver and Elma Jane [Clothier] Keesling.

Enlisted Kansas, USA 6 June 1941
Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 4 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Wichita, KS 28 August 1977
Buried Saint Joseph Cemetery, Hays, KS September 1977

Saint Joseph Cemetery
Hays,
Ellis County, Kansas, USA
Section 12, B8, Grave 43-1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2019 15:20:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/637079479
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42842898/george-raymond-keesling

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-kl.html#K

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