Fredrick Keener

S/Sgt Fredrick L Keener Jr was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron. He was from Las Animas CO and enlisted 6-Aug-43
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Armorer-Gunner .

Fred Keener passed away on November 25, 2002


Staff Sergeant, 15th Air Force, 301st Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Forces. Served Six Months in European Theater of Operations as Airplane Armorer Gunner, B-17. 160 combat hours. Completed 21 combat missions.

Awarded the European Theater of Operations Ribbon with four Battle Stars and Air Medal with one Cluster. Stationed in Foggia, Italy. Battles and Campaigns in Rhineland, North Apennines, PO Valley and Central Europe.

Attended College Training Detachment, Wichita, Kansas; Airplane Armament School, Lowery Field, Colorado and Aerial Gunnery School, Las Vegas, Nevada.


S/Sgt. Fredrick L. Keener - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

S/Sgt. Fredrick L. Keener

A/C 44-6396 was the first aircraft Fred flew a mission in February 8, 1945. In March 1945, it crash landed on return from another mission with another crew. - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

A/C 44-6396 was the first aircraft Fred flew a mission in February 8, 1945. In March 1945, it crash landed on return from another mission with another crew.

Lt. Bob Derry's crew at Mac Dill Field in October 1944.  Fred is in front row far right.Front Row L to R: Sgt. Robert L. Conley, WG; S/Sgt. Olin T.Clardy, R/O; Sgt. Eskel B. Blair, Eng.; S/Sgt. Leslie W. Griffiths, BT; S/Sgt. Fredrick L. Keener, WG.
Back Row L to R: 2nd Lt. James R. Derry, P; F/O Morgan Blodgett, C-P; Sgt. Thomas J. Commerford, TG; 2nd Lt. Charlton R. Cox, Nav.; 2nd Lt. Sulo Arola, B
 - 301st BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Lt. Bob Derry's crew at Mac Dill Field in October 1944. Fred is in front row far right.Front Row L to R: Sgt. Robert L. Conley, WG; S/Sgt. Olin T.Clardy, R/O; Sgt. Eskel B. Blair, Eng.; S/Sgt. Leslie W. Griffiths, BT; S/Sgt. Fredrick L. Keener, WG. Back Row L to R: 2nd Lt. James R. Derry, P; F/O Morgan Blodgett, C-P; Sgt. Thomas J. Commerford, TG; 2nd Lt. Charlton R. Cox, Nav.; 2nd Lt. Sulo Arola, B

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Rank Order Date Award Ribbon & Device

Sgt

1485

03/17/1945

AM

Air Medal (AM)

S/Sgt.

2712

04/24/1945

AM/OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

S/Sgt.

44

09/11/1945

GC

Army Good Conduct Medal (GC)