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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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=219
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=48716
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74956486
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
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_475.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_020.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_mc_keon_j_t.php
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/136487
http://www.20thfightergroup.com/aces.html
https://www.ancestry.com
   
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 1941-1942, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
From Year
1941
To Year
1942
   
Personal Memories
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 P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Curtiss P-40N / Kittyhawk IV
Length 33.46 ft | 10.20 m
Width 37.47 ft | 11.42 m
Height 12.37 ft | 3.77 m
Engine(s) 1 x Allison V-1710--81 inline piston engine generating 1,360hp.
Empty Weight 6,005 lbs | 2,724 kg
MTOW 8,858 lbs | 4,018 kg
Max Speed 378 mph | 609 km/h | 329 kts
Max Range 240 miles | 386 km
Ceiling 38,156 ft | 11,630 m | 7.2 miles
Climb Rate 2,142.86 ft/min (653 m/min)
Hardpoints 1
Armament 6 x 12.7mm machine guns
1 x 500lb bomb under fuselage
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* Model 75I - Prototype Base Model derived from XP-37A airframe fitted with Allison 1,150hp V-1710-11 inline engine.
* P-40 - United States Army Air Corps production version fitted with V-1710-33 powerplant.
* Hawk 81-A1 - Export model for French use.
* P-40B - Improved model featuring improved armor and armament with seal-sealing fuel tanks.
* P-40C - Additional 2 x 12.7mm machine guns added to wings; improved seal-sealing fuel tanks.
* P-40D - Fitted with V-1710-39 generating 1,150hp; increase performance at high altitude; improved supercharger.
* P-40E - Only 4 x 12.7mm machine guns in wings.
* P-40F - Improved supercharger.
* P-40L - Similar to the P-40F with improved supercharger and 1,300hp Packard V-1650-1 (license-built 1,300hp Rolls-Royce Merlin) powerplant.
* P-40K - Based on the P-40E model with V-1710-33 powerplant.
* P-40M - Fitted with V-1710-71 powerplant.
* P-40N - Fitted with V-1710-81 OR V1710-99 OR V1710-115 powerplants; improved performance capabilities; decreased overall weight.

   
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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011
   
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  180 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Bracewell, Noel, SSgt, (1941-1945)
  • Case, Robert
  • Davenport, John, Lt Col, (1942-1977)
  • Doordan, John, Capt, (1941-1945)
  • Glommen, Martell
  • Hoover, Robert Anderson, 1st Lt, (1940-1949)
  • Ingelido, Michael Joseph, Maj Gen, (1941-1972)
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