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1Lt George B Keck
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Birth: 1921
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1943
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Son of Harry G. and Alice K. Keck

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Pilot: 1Lt. George B Keck, KIA
Co-Pilot: 2Lt. Raymond A Gaither, KIA
Navigator: 2Lt. William O. Juart, POW
Bombardier: 2Lt. Arthur R. Bryant, POW
Radio Operator: TSgt. Frank H. Hollingsworth, KIA
Top Turret: TSgt. Milton J. Deville, POW
Ball Turret: SSgt. William D. Wolven, KIA
Tail Gunner: SSgt. William F. Igou, POW
Flexible Gunner: SSgt. Walden A. Hughes, KIA
Flexible Gunner: SSgt. Theodore Paduch, KIA

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Boeing B17F Flying Fortress
Serial#: 42-30104
384th Bombardment Group
547th Bomb Squadron
Missing Air Crew Report #286
Date: Aug 12, 1943
Mission: Synthetic Gas Refinery
Destination: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Plane was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed in Haus Oelgarten, a district of the city Hennef in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia. Haus Oelgarten consists of only two houses on a wooded hill between the villages of Hennef Geistingen and Dambroich.
Did he bail out? No
Why not? Injured
Where was he last seen? Cockpit
Any explanation on his fate? As far as I know he was dead when I left the plane.
Reportedly, Germans showed Navigator, Lt. William Jurat, burnt dogtags of Lt. Keck, claiming he was dead. Germans claim he was buried in Bonn, Germany.
Total number of missions: 13
German KU Report: Buried Aug 16, 1943 in Geistingen Cemetery near Hennef. Field 27 grave 33
Shot down by:
Pilot: Lt Kurt Ibing
Unit: Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1/4)
Aircraft: Focke-Wulf (Fw 190A-6)
ID#42-30104 on Missing Air Crew Report
IS#42-3104 on numerous websites
Info contributed by Jen
Sources: Sources: MACR report 286 and research
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: Plot D Row 1 Grave 40
Maintained by: Jen
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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