669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. John William Kehoe

Pilot,  O-758184

Killed In Action - Dec 25, 1944

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 10-Dec-1921, New York

Entered Military Service: Date: 9-Jan-1942 At: Camp Upton Yaphank, NY From: Rensselaer County, New York
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 32192829

Buried: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, Plot D Row 2 Grave 4

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Find-A-Grave
Fields of Honor Database





Notes:
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Description:
An A-26 Invader was also hit going in to the target. Although the planes was burning, he continued on over the target and dropped his bombs with his flight. It broke way from the formation and went down burning, crashing just across the bombline. No chutes were seen. Lt K.W. Kehoe was the pilot; Corporal R.F. Graham, the gunner. Both crews are listed as MIA.
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Lt Kehoe, now MIA, was given the award for "extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy while serving as pilot of an A-26 type aircraft on a mission to Munstereifel, Germany 25 December 1944."

(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 11923 and Mission # 176




Photos and Documents
1940 US Census
1940 US Census
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Headstone
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate
 
 
 
 
 
 


Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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