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LT  Martin S. KEKER

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV
SERIAL #: O-803075 STATUS: POW
MACR: 02344 CR: 02344

Comments1: 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK) (DIED 11-21-89)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

1ST LT ROSS E. McPHEE  P POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
2ND LT FRED J. NELSON  CP POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
2ND LT MARTIN S. KEKER  NAV POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
2ND LT BERNARD B. LEVINE  BOM POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
S/SGT HERBERT SHOPE  ROG POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
S/SGT GORDON C. SCARLETT  TTE POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
S/SGT LIBERTO J. BERNAGOZZI BTG POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
S/SGT DAVID J. SHAW   WG POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
S/SGT BLON H. PATE   WG POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)
S/SGT JACOB T. DELAMAR  TG POW 4 FEB 44 FRANKFURT (FLAK)

  A/C #42-30758, MACR #2344, Microfiche #779

418th Sqdn.    Crew, as above joined 100th on 1 Dec 43 and flew its first misson 31 Dec 43. They were on their ninth mission on 4 Feb 44 to Frankfurt.

Report pieced together from MACR: A/C struck ground near Maunchen Gladbach. All crew members in A/C for the crash landing --
 there were no injuries. All survived and were returned to the U.SA. after VE Day.

 Eyewitness:  "A/C #758 filled in as #3 in the 2nd element of the lead squadron. It was in position when we were over the 
   target, but soon thereafter began to lag behind. At 1227 hours it pulled away to the right near 
   Wiesbaden and began to lose altitiude slowly. Was last seen on heading of 330 degrees, still losing
   altitude, but under control..No chutes were observed..

        1st Lt Peel..

MEMO 2:

POW/KIA notes: Crews 9th Mission.  TAPS:  21 Nov 1989.

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Frankfurt DATE: 1944-02-04  
AIRCRAFT: "Satcha Lass" (42-30758) CAUSE: FLAK  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: CEMETERY:  
ID: 2732