World War II - U. S. Army
Pfc. Bernard McKeever
1910 - June 22, 1944
In Ardennes American Cemetery, Liege, Belgium
Memorial Marker St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
(1944 news article and photo researched and contributed by: Dean Schaal from his mother's wartime scrapbook)
News Article June 1944
Sgt. B. McKeever
Killed in Europe
Special in Press-Gazette
OCONTO Falls, Wis - A message from the War department was received by Mrs. Ernie McKeever, Oconto Falls, informing her that her son, Staff-Sgt. Bernard E. McKeever, was killed in action over enemy-occupied Europe in a mission of June 22.
Sgt. McKeever graduated from Army Air Forces Technical Training command school for airplane mechanics at Gulfport, Miss. His training also had fitted him for an important job in peace-time aviation. He was home on furlough Jan. 22 shortly after he completed the gunnery course at Laudo, Texas, where he received his wings. He was an engineer in a heavy bomber crew.
Sgt. McKeever was born in Oconto Falls Nov. 11, 1911, the son of the late William McKeever and Mrs. McKeever. He graduated from Oconto Falls high school with the class of 1930 and from the teacher4;s training department in 1931. Before entering the service he was beatman at the Falls Paper and Power company, Oconto Falls.
Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Raymond, Philadelphia, Pa., and Elmer, Oconto Falls, and two sisters, Mrs. Myles Faulds, Oconto, and Mrs. Herbert Hickey, Oconto Falls.