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Edith Clayton "Edy" Keene
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1920
Canton
Broadwater County
Montana, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1944
Mission
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

WASP USAAF WWII
504 SEFTS Moore Field, Mission TX



She was the daughter of Newton K Keene and Ruth Foster Keene. Her siblings were Sarah 'Winona' Keene Thomas, Frances Keene Gary, Edwina 'Eddie' Keene Ivarson, and Hope Keene Downing.

She was a graduate of Pomona Junior College and the University of Californa at Los Angeles.

She entered AAF flight training on 09 August 1943 at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX and graduated on 11 February 1944.

She had been stationed at Hondo Army Air Field, TX and Moore Army Air Base in Mission, TX, and was assigned to training cadet navigators, towing targets, and ferrying.

She was killed on a routine flight in AT-6C #41-32847 when it crashed near Mission, TX due to a structural failure of the aircraft. Instructor Pilot Robert E Kuenstler was able to successfully bail out of this crash.

She was one of thirty-eight WWII WASPs killed while in the service of their country.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Newton K Keene (1887 - 1968)
  Ruth Verona Foster Keene (1891 - 2001)
 
 Sibling:
  Edwina Keen Keene Ivarson (1918 - 2012)*
  Edith Clayton Keene (1920 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum
Pomona
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: 2M3, Lot 11, Block F, Space 3
 
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: May 31, 2011
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Feminine Courage.
- Chaplain Clemens
 Added: Feb. 23, 2017
Thank you for your service.
- Lily Virdell
 Added: Dec. 27, 2016
We must never forget the women who played a major role in WW II. We must remember them with honor and respect.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016
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