Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Adolph F Keskes

Military

Flew 30 combat missions in AC #4337786 'Madam Shoo Shoo,' AC #4338549 'In Like Flynn,' AC #4237952 'Babe,' AC #4338361 'Hot Chocolate. ' Flew 4 'mercy missions' after 2 May 1945--2 food missions, Holland, 2 Prisoner of War (POW) missions, Austria.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38361 Hot Chocolate

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 12/8/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-Z] Gt Ashfield 13/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Berlin, New Jersey 9 February 1917
Died 15 January 1995
Buried Berlin, New Jersey

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / family

Share