30 Dec '16, 6pm

Highest-ranking D-Day survivor, who flew 69 combat missions, has died

Highest-ranking D-Day survivor, who flew 69 combat missions, has died

The highest-ranking survivor of the D-Day invasion during World War II has died. Retired Gen. Seth McKee was 100. He died Dec. 26 in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to The Arizona Republic , citing McKee’s wife, Sally. Just two months ago, McKee was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor in the rank of Chevalier 5, according to the Air Force . That’s the highest honor France bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals. McKee, who began his military career in 1935, logged more than 190 hours in 69 combat missions in the P-38 Lightning​, and is credited with downing two enemy aircraft. He flew cover for the D-Day invasion and was involved in bombing missions at Saint-Lo, the Falaise Gap and the Battle of the Bulge. After World War II, McKee held positions of increasing responsibility both at home and overseas. He retired in 1973 as commander of the North American...

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