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
O-723193

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 


Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

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

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