PFC Peter J Keane

PFC Peter J Keane

Spring House, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Oct 1943 (aged 24)
Popondetta, Northern (Oro), Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot D, Row 4, Grave 158
Memorial ID 56767849 · View Source
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Peter served as a Private First Class on B-25D Mitchell (#41-30573), 2nd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Pennsylvania prior to the war.

Peter died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-25 was involved in a mid-air collision with another B-25 over the Dohudura airfield, New Guinea, during formation training and the twin engined medium bomber tumbled to earth, claiming the lives of all seven aboard.

The other B-25 landed without casualties.

Service # 06997266


Airmen who perished on B-25D (#41-30573):

Brown, Jason L., Capt, Pilot, Massachusetts
Fugler, Virgil D., Jr., 1st Lt, Texas
Johnson, Wirt A., Jr., 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Texas
Jordan, James P., S/Sgt, West Virginia
Keane, Peter J., Pfc, Pennsylvania
Niemi, Martin R., 2nd Lt, Michigan
Robey, Samuel R., T/Sgt, Maryland

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

(Crew Report by: Tim Cook)

Son of Patrick Keane (23 April 1885 Ireland – Dec 1972 Pennsylvania) & Julia L. Kellaher Keane (20 Nov 1883 Ireland – May 1974 Pennsylvania).



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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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