Richard Vickery KEYWAN

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-799994
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1920 INDIANA
STATEWestchester County NEW YORK
FAMILYSingle
RANKFirst Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTClerks and kindred occupationsNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT2 april 1942 New York City NEW YORK
SQUADRON352nd Fighter Squadron
GROUP

353rd Fighter Group

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ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH12 june 1944keyman richard v tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHGaudreville-la-Rivière - 11 km of Evreux
DATA PLAN

P-47 Thunderbolt - type D-15-RE - s/n 42-75707 SX*A

"Little Hotsy"

P 47N Thunderbolt
Macr: 5587
Mission: Armed Reconnaissance on Evreux and Dreux
Take off: 4h34 station 157 Raydon, Suffolk
Shot by a Messerschmitt fighter Bf109 at 06:15 after having destroyed one and damaged 2 others
The pilot ejects too low for the parachute to open.

CEMETERY TEMPORARY

COMMUNAL CEMETERY of Gaudreville

 

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B158
DECORATION
Distinguished Flying Cross + Oak Leaf Clusterdfc+olc
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The small stela, on a black marble base, presents a drawing of the right profile of the P-47D-15-RE s / n 42-75707 SX-A "Little Hotsy" Vickery KEYWAN of the USAAF, his name is engraved under this drawing as well as the date of his death, June 12, 1944.


In an attack of an enemy convoy near Evreux and As trains near Conches, the pilot's plane Richard Vickery KEYWAN is shot down by a German Me109.

The pilot ejected, but too low for his parachute to open ... The plane crashed to the south of the commune.


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Richard KEYWAN and his mechanics

 

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