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SSGT Homer Dale McKee
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Birth: 1924
Washington, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1944

Homer served as a Staff Sergeant on B-17G (#42-31851), 20th Bomber Squadron, 2nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Chelan County, Washington prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 12, 1942 in Tacoma, Washington. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building transportation equipment and also as Single, without dependents.

Homer was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 collided with B-17G (#42-31683) during a bombing mission over Sofia, Bulgaria during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on August 18, 1949.

Service # 19148167

Airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31851):

Crowl, Walter R ~ 2nd Lt, Delaware
Luksch, Richard L ~ T/Sgt, New York
Marion, William B ~ Sgt, South Carolina
McKee, Homer D ~ S/Sgt, Washington
Morrish, Tony H ~ Sgt, Louisiana
O'Grady, Peter F ~ S/Sgt, Connecticut
Reilly, Orville W, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Ohio
Rubinstein, Erwin ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Warga, Andrew W, Jr ~ S/Sgt, New Jersey
Wickham, Fred O, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Virginia

For airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31683) see:

Rigney, Leroy P ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, New Hampshire

( Bio & Crew Reports by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
 
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 Parents:
  Homer Samuel Mc Kee (1896 - 1992)
  Pearl Bessie Cadman Mc Kee (1898 - 1984)
 
Inscription:
SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 82 SITE 14-16
 
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41140498
SSGT Homer Dale McKee
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SSGT Homer Dale McKee
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- Fay C. Leonard
 Added: Dec. 4, 2016
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Chelan County, Washington...Finding Of Death...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Oct. 27, 2016

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jul. 19, 2015
 
 
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