Keller, Robert F.

Date of birth:
January 16th, 1918
Date of death:
June 14th, 1942 (Kiska/Alaska, United States)
Buried on:
American War Graves Fort Logan National Cemetery
Plot: 25. Grave: 827.
Service number:
O-106156
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Ensign
Unit:
Patrol Squadron 41 (VP-41), Patrol Wing 4, U.S. Navy
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1942
Action:
"Braving severe Alaskan weather and with a low ceiling forcing his plane to fly through clouds to carry out its attack mission against Japanese ships in Kiska Harbor, Ensign Keller skillfully assisted in determined dive-bombing and strafing attacks. Pulling out in the clear at a very low altitude, his plane was subjected to withering antiaircraft fire from enemy ship and shore batteries and pierced by shrapnel and lighter caliber projectiles."
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Air Medal (AM)

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