George B. Keck

World War II
Service #O-730520
RankFirst Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit547th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From
California
Date of DeathAugust 12, 1943
Buried Plot D Row 1 Grave 40
Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupré, Belgium

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The Distinguished Flying Cross, established by Act of Congress on 6 July 1926, is awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished himself or herself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. An act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. Extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from others in similar circumstances. Awards will only be made to recognize single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement, and not in recognition of sustained operations.

Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster