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George Keefer

George Keefer was one of the RCAF's most highly decorated officers during the Second World War.

George Keefer

George Keefer was one of the RCAF's most highly decorated officers during the Second World War.

George Keefer

During the course of the war, George Clinton “Keef” Keefer would rise to the rank of Wing Commander, fly three tours of operation and account for 12 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 probables, 5 destroyed on the ground, with 9 others damaged and over 60 enemy vehicles and ground installations destroyed. He became one of RCAF’s most highly decorated officers with awards of the DFC and bar, DSO and bar (one of only four in the RCAF to be awarded so), The Netherlands Flying Cross and French Croix de Guerre with Gold Star.

Keefer remained with the RCAF until 1947. General Manager’s position at CAE in Montreal until 1951, when he joined the procurement division of Canadair and left in 1968 as Vice President. He then purchased Plastal Manufacturing (today Avior), and would establish the organization as a world leader in the field of composite parts.

Born: 1921, New York, NY
Died: Jan 1985
Awards: DFC, DSO, CG, NFC

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