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Howard Jerome Keenan

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-37750. Initially evaded, he was captured. Prisoner of War (POW). See the page with full details about his evasion and capture at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fkeenanhj.html

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37750 'Mary T'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/8/43; Long Beach 17/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-M] Chelveston 16/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Bob Lang (KIA-in crash), Navigator: John Tew, Bombardier: Jim Adcox, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ruben...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 21 September 1914

Brooklyn, New York

Lived in 1940

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States

Bailed out 14 October 1943

over Holland from B-17 #42-37750

Evaded capture 14 October 1943 – 10 January 1944

Arrested between Bordeaux and Dax, France

Prisoner of War (POW) 10 January 1944 – 1945

Stalag Luft 4

Died January 1997

Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2022 10:09:02 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography and events
Sources

MACR 915
Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 915 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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