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Henry Rene DeKeyrel
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1922
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1943

Henry "Hank" Rene Dekeyrel was the son of Rene and Helena Van Landegem DeKeyrel.

Henry enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in September of 1942. He attained the rank of SSGT and was deployed with the Eighth Air Force as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress with the 561st Bomber Squadron of the 388th Bomber Group (Heavy). He was stationed at Knettishall AFB, East Anglia, England.

On October 2, 1943 after a bombing run over Emden, Germany, his aircraft sustained heavy damage and went down over the North Sea. His body was never recovered. Henry's name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands.

SSGT Henry R. Dekeyrel was awarded the Purple Heart. 
 
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 Parents:
  Rene (Renatus) DeKeyrel (1886 - 1947)
  Helena Van Landegem DeKeyrel (1893 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Alois DeKeyrel (1916 - 1982)*
  Frank F. DeKeyrel (1917 - 2001)*
  Rose M DeKeyrel Preston (1920 - 2006)*
  Margaret B. DeKeyrel Martin (1921 - 2006)*
  Henry Rene DeKeyrel (1922 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
East Moline
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Misssmarty
Record added: May 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89715109
Henry Rene DeKeyrel
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Henry Rene DeKeyrel
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Henry Rene DeKeyrel
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