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George M Kesselring

Military

George Kesselring served as a B-17 pilot with the 91st Bomb Group at Bassingbourn, England. One of his aircraft was nicknamed "Sweet 17".

In total, George flew 35 missions during World War II.

Dates of service: 1942-1963

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Pyote Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Guthrie Center, IA, USA 11 December 1923
Enlisted 5 September 1942
Completed B-17 training Pyote, TX, USA 1944
Based Bassingbourn November 1944
Flew 35th mission 13 April 1945
Retired from the US Air Force 30 August 1963
Lived in Arkansas, USA 2002
Lives in Muskogee, OK, USA 2014

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2018 05:59:04 TennyBelle Changes to place associations
Sources

added connection to Pyote AAF

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2014 12:07:07 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Veterans' History Project Collection page: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.430

Musogee Phoenix article published 7 December 2014: http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/local_news/adventure-in-the-sky/arti...

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