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George F. Wilson Jr. First LT and Crew.

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  • George Wilson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). Hit by flak and crashed near Money Cayeux in B-17 #42-102445. July 8th 1944 bridges and tunnels at Humieres and Fresney in France were the targets. Flak in the target area was intense and accurate. MACR 7217.

Aircraft

  • 42-102445

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) Missing in Action Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 with George Wilson (KIA – went down with ship); Tail gunner: Reg Ferguson (evaded capture); Co...

Missions

  • 460

    8 July 1944

Locations

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

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Date Contributor Update
28 May 2018 21:39:17 h2orescuedude Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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This may be a staged photo and not the correct aircraft. This is the correct crew. Looking for family members who can validate. I am a relative of the Pilot George Wilson. I would like to know where the plane went down and other stories.

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