Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Beck H. Gee. Beck served from 1942 to 1946 as a photographer.

Beck completed Air Force photography school before being transferred to Colorado Springs for overseas training. In 1943, he was sent to England, followed by France and Germany with the 9th Air Force.

A major project Beck completed was creating 9,000 fake passports for 3,000 Air Force paratroopers who would be flying into enemy territory. After his service, Beck got his general education diploma and received an art degree from the University of Houston. He worked in advertising for 35 years before retiring.

Thank you for your service, Beck!

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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at

Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Published on Sep. 22, 2017

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  1. Carolyn H. Chan September 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Kelsey, thank you for shining a light on Beck H. Gee’s important role in World War II. I interviewed him for the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.), a founding partner of the Veterans History Project. We are grateful for the service of all our veterans – Carolyn H. Chan, Past National President of C.A.C.A.

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