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George L Strickland

Military

Service

People

  • Birto Brumby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron
  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100433

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95120 Hookem Cow/Betty/Stinky

    B-24 Liberator
    Previously named Betty and Stinky, the Hookem Cow crashed shortly after takeoff, with 5 crew killed, 2 wounded. These men were the last casualties of the 458th Bomb Group.

  • 42-50599

    B-24 Liberator
    Force landed in Soviet controlled territory after being hit by flak. Two crew killed, navigator struck by flak, engineer blown out of aircraft. See the attached detaild report. Salvaged 4/1/45.

  • 42-95610

    B-24 Liberator

Missions

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 626

    12 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Georgia, USA 12 April 1923
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA, USA 30 January 1943
Combat Tour Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 7 July 1944 – 9 February 1945

30 combat missions, including at least two with the 466th BG at Attlebridge

Died Jacksonville, FL, USA 5 April 1972
Buried Jacksonville, FL, USA 8 April 1972

Jacksonville Memory Gardens
Orange Park
Clay County
Florida, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 19:59:23 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=4935196

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 19:59:00 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewbrumby.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Strickland&GSfn=Ge...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=4935196

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