George (Shep) H. Kerr Headed West

Shep Kerr’s Biography

George H. Kerr, 73, a retired Air Force pilot, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at a local hospital.

(Information submitted by Shep’s widow Wimpy Kerr)
I met Shep while he was stationed at Lowry Field in Denver, CO serving as an upper classman ATO in 1957, while the USAF Academy was being formed In Colorado Springs, CO. Shep’s tour of duty ended in the fall and he received his next assignment to Chaumont, France. He flew the F-100, we married in September and both went to Chaumont, arriving on the 8th of December. He was with the 48th FB Wing, 493rd Sq. In May 1959, Shep was chosen to show the F-100 at the Paris Le Bourget Air Show. He was there until June 27th. In February 1960, Charles De Gaulle ordered all military Americans out of France. We were sent to Lakenheath, England. We were only there a few months which ended our overseas assignment.