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
366th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Buried at: Plot C Row 28 Grave 13
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
The Belleville Times, Nov. 21, Dec. 14, 1944
A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
Belleville, New Jersey
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