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George T Gafney Jr

Military

Killed in Service when B-24 Liberator crashed into hill whilst landing at Prestwick, Scotland, for a fuel stop on returning flight to US after the war.

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 713th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 13 July 1924
Based Seething January 1945

Exact dates not yet known.

Died Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 12 June 1945
Buried Calvary Cemetery, 5239 West Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63115, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 15:01:20 Lucy May Changes to middlename, firstname, suffix, role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Moved 'Jr' to suffix field and 'Gt' from middle name field to first and middle name fields.

Findagrave record: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=gafney&GSbyrel=all...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book: Hell on High Ground

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