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George B McIntosh Jr

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Co-pilot, Jones Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Operations Officer for 535th BS. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical works (Magnesium, Aluminum) in Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, dropped bombs, #2 engine feathered with bent prop, hole in port wing near fuel tank with fuel leak, #3 engine smoking and lost oil pressure. Neutral Internee. First US bomber interned in Sweden. Returned to England 22 Nov 1943. Flew in place of 1LT Mervin R. Heckler, the regular co-pilot for the Jones Crew.
On his 9th mission, nose of his B-17 shot out by ground fire, but crippled plane returned to base. Distinguished Flying Cross awarded.
Pilot, McIntosh crew.On 14th mission, hit by ground fire over France, plane ditched in English Channel. Damaged by flak over the target of Frankfurt, GR on 20 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31381 "Jaynee B" fell behind and was forced to ditch in the Channel. Prisoner of War (POW).
Dallas, TX

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  • Shannon Early

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Jones Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Damaged July 24, 1943 in B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" and crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) in Heroya, Sweden. Hit by flak, #2 engine feathered and...

  • Arthur Guertin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Jones crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) in Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs dropped, #2...

  • Alfred Haugen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Jones Crew, 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Damaged July 24, 1943 in B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" and crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) at Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs dropped, #2...

  • James Haynie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Jones Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission 311 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) in Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs dropped, #2 engine...

  • Osce Jones

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Jones Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical works (Magnesium, Aluminum) at Heroya, Norway. Hit by flak, dropped bombs, #2 engine feathered and prop bent,...

  • Maurice Kelleher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Jones crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) at Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs dropped, #2 engine...

  • Charles Nevius

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Jones Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) at Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs dropped, #2...

  • Charles Newcomb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Jones, O. Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Damaged on July 24, 1943 iin B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" and crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) in Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs...

  • Joseph Nicatra

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio Operator, Jones Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. On 24 July 1943, B-17 #42-3217 "Georgia Rebel" crashed in Vannacka, Sweden. Mission #11 to the chemical factories (Magnesium, Aluminum) at Heroya, Norway. MACR 132. Hit by flak, bombs dropped, #2...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31357 Our Desire, Man o' War II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 12/11/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 11/12/43. ...

  • 42-31381 Jaynee B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with George McIntosh, Co-pilot: Bob Fowler, Navigator: Nick Rabay, Bombardier: Carl Dittus, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry...

  • 42-3217 Georgia Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/3/43; Dow 23/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 24/5/43 with Osce Jones, Seth Armstead, Leon Spivey, Chas Nevius, Jim Haynie, Joe Nicatra, Alf Haugen, Chas Newcomb, Shannon Early, Maurice Kelleher. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 75

    24 July 1943
    Three targets in Norway are the primary targets for this first mission flown by 8th AIr Force to Norway. They are the nitrate works at Heroya and the port areas at Trondheim and Bergen. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (22)...

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 1920
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 20 January 1942
Based June 1943 – 20 April 1944
Internee Vännacka, Sweden 24 July 1943 – 22 November 1943
Prisoner of War 20 March 1944
Died 2005

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Lee Hering, roommate University of Texas 1948

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Lee Hering, roommate University of Texas, 1948

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Lee Hering, roommate at the University of Texas, 1948

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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 3315, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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