Lillian Keil



Age: 88


Summary: decorated flight nurse who helped to evacuate thousands of wounded U.S. troops from the battlefields of World War II and the Korean War, where she flew on more than 425 missions during the wars rescuing men who fought in the Battle of the Bulge on the beaches of Normandy and in the Inchon invasion, who won numerous awards including four Air Medals, two Presidential Unit Citations, an American Defense Medal, an American Campaign Medal, and a WWII Victory Medal, and whose war experiences provided the basis for the 1953 movie Flight Nurse.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: November 17, 1916


Died: June 30, 2005


Location: Covina, California