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George Frederick Ceuleers

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 2 x Tours of Duty (ETD 2). Credited 10.5 kills.

Awards: DSC, DFC (4OLC), AM, WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign, National Defense Service, Longevity Service (OLC), UN and Korean medals.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-28745

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Charleroi, Belgium 1-Mar-45. Lt Ralph N Ramsey KIA. MACR 12804.

  • 44-13971 'Priss IV'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Major George F Ceuleers. Re-assigned to Lt Clyde K Voss. Failed to Return (FTR) area support Arnhem area. Hit by ground fire strafing woods north of Arhem, streaming oil baled out when A/C caught...

  • 42-68017 'Connie & Butch Inc.'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. C/C S/Sgt Archer Armourer Sgt Simpkins

  • 42-68043 'Connie & Butch Inc.' 'Aboob'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Lt Col George F Ceuleers. Re-assigned to Lt Lee S Ayoub. Transferred to 428FS, 474FG 9AF. Written off 11-May-45 after crash landing Bad Langensalza/R-2, Germany.

  • 44-15020 'Blonde Bomber'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Lt Col George F Ceuleers, Ceuleers claimed 6 of his 10.5 kills in this aircraft.

  • 44-72719 'Constance'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA 15 May 1919
Lived in Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA 1941
Enlisted Camden, NJ, USA 29 September 1941
Crashed Glendale, CA, USA 11 November 1942

Landing Accident due to Mech Failure Glendale, CA Cat 3 damage Lt George F Ceuleers, 11-Nov-42.

P-38F 41-2383 - 331FS 329FG

Crashed Chino, CA, USA 10 December 1942

Bale Out due to Engine Failure 2 miles Sth Fuques Ranch, Chino, CA Cat 5 damage Lt George F Ceuleers, 10-Dec-42.

BT-14 40-1214 - 337FS 329FG

Crashed Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA 6 April 1943

Landing Accident due to Mech Failure Patterson Field, OH Cat 3 damage Lt George F Ceuleers, 6-Apr-43.

P-66 42-6890

Based Honington 12 August 1943 – 5 September 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, USA 5 September 1943

Bale Out due to Engine Failure 10 Miles SW AAD, Van Nuys, CA Cat 5 damage Lt George F Ceuleers, 5-Sep-43

P-38H 42-66933 - 383FS 364FG

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 9 October 1943

Promoted to Captain.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK June 1944

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) (1) England, UK 4 September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). [1]

Reassigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 5 September 1944 – 30 May 1945

Re-assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK March 1945

Promoted to Lt Colonel.

Crashed Rattlesden, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30, UK 14 May 1945

Taxiing Accident Rattlesden/Sta 126 Cat 3 damage Lt Col George F Ceuleers, 14-May-45.

L-4B 43-663 - Hq 3AD 8AF

Transferred Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 30 May 1945 – July 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) (2) England, UK July 1945

End Tour of Duty (ETD). [2]

Buried 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236, USA February 2001

Fort Logan National Cemetery Denver
Denver County, CO

Died Georgetown, CO 80444, USA 16 February 2001

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 21:17:00 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ceuleers&Submit=Search
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Cueleers&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/83489336-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/record/14529781-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802037?terms=George%20F%20Ceuleers
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312353
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36047874/george-f-ceuleers
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Ceuleers&Submit7=Go

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 21:12:47 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ceuleers&Submit=Search
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Cueleers&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/83489336-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/record/14529781-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802037?terms=George%20F%20Ceuleers
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312353
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36047874/george-f-ceuleers
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Ceuleers&Submit7=Go

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 20:37:41 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ceuleers&Submit=Search
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Cueleers&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/83489336-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/record/14529781-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802037?terms=George%20F%20Ceuleers
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312353
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36047874/george-f-ceuleers

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 19:52:16 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ceuleers&Submit=Search
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Cueleers&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/record/83489336-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/record/14529781-george-f-ceuleers
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802037?terms=George%20F%20Ceuleers
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312353
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36047874/george-f-ceuleers

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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