DOUGLAS E. KEELER, MAJ, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Douglas Keeler '38

Date of birth: 1915

Date of death: April 20, 1944

Age: ~28

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

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Douglas was lost when his PBJ-1 Mitchell patrol bomber was shot down on April 20, 1944 near Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. He was a member of Marine Bombing Squadron (MVB) 413 operating from Sterling Island.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is buried in New York.


Class of 1938

Douglas is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.