McKeon, Joseph Thomas, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, POW Germany
Service Years
1941 - 1963
Foreign Language(s)
French
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
New York City, NY
Last Address
Oceanside, California

Date of Passing
Feb 01, 2002
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION CBH ROW 3 SITE 169

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor


 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association1


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat in the Pacific Theater and then went to Europe and shot down 1 German aircraft before he was himself shot down and held as a POW.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Joseph T. McKeon, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as a Pilot with the 433d Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, FIFTH Air Force during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, V Fighter Command, General Orders No. 5 (1943)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 433d Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 475th Fighter Group

Division: 5th Air Force

   
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http://www.20thfightergroup.com/aces.html
http://www.20thfightergroup.com/uploads/2/5/6/1/25611749/mckeon_encounter_reports.pdf
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_008.php
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  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, POW Germany

Captain
From Month/Year
October / 1944
To Month/Year
May / 1945
Unit
POW Germany Unit Page
Rank
Captain
MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Germany
   
 Patch
 POW Germany Details

POW Germany
Type
Combat - Other Types
Existing/Disbanded
Not Specified
Parent Unit
Prisoner Of War (POW)
Strength
Not Specified
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
   
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213 Members Also There at Same Time
POW Germany

Woods, Sidney Sterling, Col, (1937-1962) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Lieutenant Colonel
Anderson, Sheldon Keith, Capt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Captain
Lay, Harry T., Capt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Captain
Starck, Walter Edwin, Col, (1942-1965) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Captain
Aron, William E., 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Gailer, Frank Lewis, Brig Gen, (1942-1972) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Luksic, Carl John, Lt Col, (1942-1969) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Tyron, Stanley, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Ligon, Vernon Payton, Col, (1942-1974) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Second Lieutenant
Golden, Newman Camay, 1st Lt, (1943-1951) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Flight Officer
Barmore, Robert (Ken), 1st Lt, (1943-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
Ebert, Dale, D., 1st Lt, (1942-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Embach, John Henry, Capt, (1941-1952) A23 AAF MOS 1051 First Lieutenant
Fonke, Vincent A., Col, (1939-1970) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Hinckley, Bud H., 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1024 First Lieutenant
Ulrich, Norman A., 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Dougherty, Henry J., 2nd Lt, (1941-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
Keeffe, James, Lt Col, (1942-1966) A23 AAF MOS 1092 Second Lieutenant
Latton, Howard William, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
Littlefield, Thaddeus Gurney, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Second Lieutenant
Martin, Arnold Paul, 1st Lt, (1940-1950) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Second Lieutenant
Rogers, James A., 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Second Lieutenant
Sullivan, George T., 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Second Lieutenant
Moore, Mark, FltOff, (1943-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Flight Officer
Moore, Mark, FltOff, (1943-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Flight Officer
Vanaman, Arthur William, Maj Gen, (1917-1954) A11 AAF MOS 9301 Brigadier General
Caplan, Leslie, Maj, (1941-1946) A31 AAF MOS 3162 Major
Encinias, Miguel, Lt Col, (1939-1971) 112 1121Z Captain
Berg, Warren H., Capt, (1942-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1034 First Lieutenant
Konopack, Jr., Edward J., 1st Lt, (1943-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Muse, Charles Amacie, Lt Col, (1943-1975) A08 AAF MOS 1036 First Lieutenant
Stoliar, Norton, 1st Lt, (1940-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Canin, I. Paul, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) A08 AAF MOS 141 Second Lieutenant
Dailey, Cole Major, Lt Col, (1942-1973) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Hart, Bernard, 2nd Lt, (1943-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Huish, Billy H., 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Thorsen, Robert E., 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Becay Jr., Frank, TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Brown, Roy, H., TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Technical Sergeant
Easley, Joseph W., TSgt, (1941-1945) A07 AAF MOS 940 Technical Sergeant
Erb, Frederick, H., TSgt, (1942-1946) A07 AAF MOS 757 Technical Sergeant
Lee, James H., TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Miller, Robert, S., TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 748 Technical Sergeant
Robison, Raymond, Paul, TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 737 Technical Sergeant
Rogers, Eli C., TSgt, (1941-1945) A07 AAF MOS 737 Technical Sergeant
Rogers, Jack C., TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 737 Technical Sergeant
Wolstenholme, John, L., TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 757 Technical Sergeant
Armstrong, Donald C., SSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Brown, Owrie Vernon, TSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant
Conner, William E., SSgt, (1942-1946) A25 AAF MOS 177 Staff Sergeant
Cornelius, William, F., SSgt, (1942-1946) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Cortelletty, John, B., SSgt, (1942-1946) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Esselstine, William H., SSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Green, Arthur F., SSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Hale, Kenneth, V., SSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Hamilton, Hugh, SSgt, (1942-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Harding, Harold, R., SSgt, (1941-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Itschner, Donald R., SSgt, (1943-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Kaiser Jr., John E., SSgt, (1943-1945) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant

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