Lt. George Skeen

Skeen B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Down Over Germany

(Nov. 21, 1944) -- 2nd Lt. George Skeen, 22, died of wounds on Oct. 19, two days after his B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down.

Lt. Skeen was reported missing Oct. 17 following a raid over Germany.

Skeen was commissioned on April 22 at Selman Field, Monroe, La.

At age 22, Skeen received the Air Medal for his work as a B-17 Flying Fortress navigator.

He entered the Army on Jan. 29, 1943.

Second Lieutenant George C. Skeen, U.S. Army Air Forces

366th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 17, 1944

Buried at: Plot C Row 28 Grave 13
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupre, Belgium

Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart 


American Battle Monuments Commission

The Belleville Times, Nov. 21, Dec. 14, 1944

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