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SSGT Homer Dale McKee

SSGT Homer Dale McKee

Washington, USA
Death 30 Mar 1944 (aged 19-20)
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 14-16
Memorial ID 41140498 · View Source
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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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