Tripti Joshi (Editor)

James Alfred Keating

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Allegiance  United States
Name  James Keating
Battles/wars  World War I

Rank  Lieutenant
Years of service  1917 - 1918
Battles and wars  World War I
James Alfred Keating httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Died  October 2, 1976, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Awards  Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross
Service/branch  Royal Air Force, United States Army Air Service
Unit  Royal Air Force, No. 49 Squadron RAF

Lieutenant James Alfred Keating was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories, including four triumphs during a running battle on 9 August 1918.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Keating joined the Air Service, United States Army, receiving his commission in December 1917. He was attached to the Royal Air Force in February 1918, being assigned to 49 Squadron flying DH-9 bombers in June. Along with his observer, 26-year-old Lieutenant Edward Arthur Simpson, Keating was designated as an American air ace, sharing five victories in two days. Their first victory was scored during a raid on Bethencourt when their formation was attacked by seven enemy aircraft over the target. The next day they scored four victories during a bombing raid on the bridge at Falvy.

After the war, Keating returned to the United States. He died in October 1976


James Alfred Keating Wikipedia