Skip to main content
Edit entry 

George E Preddy Jr.

Military

CO 328th FS 352nd FG 4 kills (P-51D)
Flight leader 487th FS 22.83 kills (3 P-47D + 19.83 P-51B/D).
Wingman/Flt Leader 9th FS 49th FG SWP 2 damaged Zeros (P-40E).
143 combat missions totalling 26.833 kills air + 5 kills strafing.
KIA Dec. 25, 1944 by friendly ground fire.
P-47D s/n 42-8500 HO+P ''Cripes A' Mighty''
P-51B s/n 42-106451 HO+P "Cripes A' Mighty"
P-51D s/n 44-13321 HO+P Cripes A' Mighty 3rd"
P-51D s/n 44-14906 PE+P(bar) "Cripes A' Mighty"

In Memoriam

'Major George Preddy, USAF, 352 FG was my wife's cousin. He recorded 26 and 1/2 kills in his P-51 Mustang'
Remembered by James S Boyd, Fancy Gap VA

Service

People

  • Anthony Goebel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    With the World at War, Anthony H. Goebel (age 24) felt compelled to enlist in military service and reluctantly left his young, wartime bride to join the US Army Air Corps in 1942. After qualifying to become a pilot, Flight Cadet Goebel completed two...

  • Joseph McVay

    Military | Assistant Crew Chief | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assistant crew chief to Maj. George Preddy, Jr,. legendary fighter pilot ace

  • William Preddy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 339th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Prague (unknown cause) in P-51 'Rusty' #4411623. Bill was flying wing to Captain Ray Reuter when the two chased a pair of ME262 jet fighters. Hoping to catch them as they landed, but failing, they decided to strafe...

Show more

Units served with

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greensboro, North Carolina 5 February 1919
Died Belgium 25 December 1944

Killed in Action in a friendly fire accident by US anti-aircraft fire over Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 17:32:50 ajgoebel Changes to media associations
Sources

Correction

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 17:31:49 ajgoebel Changes to media associations
Sources

June 16, 2018

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 17:27:13 ajgoebel Changes to media associations
Sources

Correction

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2017 03:32:24 fugari Changes to biography
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2017 03:31:37 fugari Changes to role, biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2016 23:36:33 Roburt Changes to nickname
Sources

Nickname misspelled...should be 'Ratsy'.

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 15:21:15 Emily Changes to nickname, highest rank, awards, events and media associations
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth, p.273

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A. and Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force/ mentioned in Freedom's Heroes / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Share