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George L Bauer

Military

Assigned to 397FS, 386FG, 9AF USAAF. 2 x confirmed kills. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon, crashed into a hill while strafing motor transport vehicle near Densberg, Germany. MACR 13622.

Awards: DFC, PH.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-33205

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 397FS, 386FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon, crashed into a hill while strafing motor transport vehicle near Densberg, Germany. Pilot 1Lt George L Bauer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13622.

Associated Place

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kane County, IL, USA 20 June 1921

Son of George Carl and Mabel [Rover] Bauer.

Lived in Kane County, IL, USA 1942
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 30 September 1942
Based Chilbolton 1944 – 28 March 1945

Assigned to 397FS, 386FG, 9AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Ardennes, France 17 December 1944

Me109 destroyed Ardennes Salient 17-Dec-44.

E/A Destroyed Germany 14 January 1945

Fw190 destroyed 14-Jan-45.

Died Densberg, 34632 Jesberg, Germany 28 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon, crashed into a hill while strafing motor transport vehicle near Densberg, Germany. MACR 13622.

Buried West Dundee, IL 60118, USA 1946

Dundee Township Cemetery West
West Dundee
Kane County
Illinois, USA

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