Rank and Name, Luitenant John Dillman Keeling.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 109, United States Navy.
John is born approx. on 1920 in Missouri.
Father, John T. Keeling.
Mother, Mildred E. Keeling.
John enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 0-098585.
John‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-1 were,
Lt. John D. Kneeling Plane Commander
Ensign Keith W. Radcliffe Co Pilot/Navigator
Ensign Henry Baier Jr. Co Pilot/Navigator
Amm1c. William L. Willocks Plane Captain/Air Gunner
Aom1c. Frank R. Kramer Aerial Gunner/Ordnance man
Arm1c. William F. Kreier Aerial Gunner/Radio Operator
Arm1. Alexander J. Boyd Aerial Gunner/Radio Operator
Amm2c. Melvin R. Rager Aerial Gunner/Mechanic
Afc2c. James R.T. Caswell Aerial Gunner/Ordnance man
Arm2c. Peter G. Ilacque Aerial Gunner/Radio Operator
Amm3c. James E. Krieger Aerial Gunner/Mechanic
Aom3c. Lawrence R. Conroy Aerial Gunner/Ordnance man
John was KIA when a Japanese tanker they attacked fired back with the Anti-Aircraft and hit the plane on Aug. 6, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.com/vp109.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com