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John Keelan '42 November 30, 2016 2:18 PM updated: November 30, 2016 2:19 PM


John Paul Keelan

Birth: Sep. 28, 1920
Death: Aug. 21, 1984

1/Lt. John P. Keelan was the pilot of the B-17 "Happy Daze" which went down in the North Sea July 25, 1943. Pilot Keelan got all his crew out of the plane and into life rafts. The waist gunner drowned after he was out of the plane because he lost his life vest. All other crew members survived. After their rescue, he and several of his crew were interviewed by Morgan Beatty of NBC radio from London on July 31, 1943.

Family links:
Paul Patrick Keelan (1894 - 1978)
Jane Binford Keelan (1901 - 2000)

Billy Jane Keelan (1922 - 2002)*

Phillip Wayne Keelan (1951 - 2015)*

John Paul Keelan (1920 - 1984)
Richard Franklin Keelan (1923 - 1989)*

*Calculated relationship

Note: Married to Billy Jane Keelan

Courtney Cemetery
Grimes County
Texas, USA

Created by: Sandi Costa
Record added: Dec 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23227189

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