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Name Service No. Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Enlistment Place of Enlistment Height: Complexion: Eye Color: Hair Color: Date of Death Age Cemetery/Memorial
Keith Joseph Harview AF11192524 Corporal 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, US Air Force December 4, 1926 Truro, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia Michigan, US 5 feet, 6 inches Medium Hazel Brown March 29, 1951 24 National Korean War Veterans Memorial Washington, District of Columbia, US Keith Joseph Harview was the son of Joseph Harview and Maude Helen (Biswanger) Harview of Truro, Nova Scotia. In 1948 Keith Harview travelled to the United States to visit his brother, Frank Harview in Detroit, Michigan with the intent of seeking permanent residence. He was a radio operator by trade and had been living in Windsor, Ontario. On March 29, 1951, Corporal Harview was a crew member on B-29 Superfortress (tail number 45- 21749) with twelve crew members that departed Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, on a bombing mission against bridges in Hamhung, North Korea. The B-29 was one of seventeen aircraft, and less than two hours into the mission, its pilot contacted Kadena and reported that the flight was approximately 250 miles northwest of Okinawa and that two of his aircraft's engines were failing. When the aircraft descended to 2,000 feet, its pilot reported that the crew would jettison the bombs to lighten the load and then attempt to return to base. This was the last transmission received from the aircraft. An extensive search was conducted for the missing aircraft and its crew but found no trace of them. Studies have since indicated that the “Tarzon”guided bomb, which the aircraft was carrying at the time of its loss, at times automatically detonated when it was jettisoned from a low altitude. If this had occurred in the instance with this B-29, the aircraft likely would have been destroyed. Lost at sea, his name is listed on the National Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, District of Columbia, US.
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