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George F Weller

Military

George Weller served as a bombardier with the 8th Air Force in England.

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

  • 8th Air Force 221

    13 February 1944
    17 V-Wepons sites in France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is divided into two separate forces: one force of B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division and one force of B-17s from 3rd Bomb Division. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 226 BIG WEEK - DAY 1

    20 February 1944
    This mission is the opening salvo of the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive known officially as "Operation Argument" but remembered in 8th Air Force History as "BIG WEEK". The immediate strategic objective of this six-day operation is the degradation of...

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 237

    28 February 1944
    A combined force of 81 B-24s from: 93BG; 446BG; and 448BG are despatched to bomb the V-Weapn site at Escalles-sur-Buchy, France. 49 aircraft are effective on the target. 1 aircraft is damaged. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  • 8th Air Force 246

    3 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

  • 8th Air Force 252

    8 March 1944
    The VKF ballbearing factory at Berlin/Erkner is the primary target for 623 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. Fighter opposition and anti-aircraft fire are intense. There are so many formation attacking that some divert to other...

  • 8th Air Force 255

    11 March 1944
    This mission is compsed of two separate elements. The first element is despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany as the primary target. The attack is made by B-17s from 1st Air Division. 3rd Air Division also sends B-17s to...

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Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bonne Terre, MO 63628, USA 10 October 1916
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 3 April 1942
Died Edmonds, WA, USA 28 October 1993

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2017 18:14:33 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to service number
Sources

Corrected Service Number - changed zero '0' to the letter 'O'

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 21:59:56 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to unit associations
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GFW's service records

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 03:48:39 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to events
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Deleted extra event record

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 03:47:07 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to events
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Enlisted Record of GFW

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 03:43:55 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to events
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Family Records

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 03:41:42 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to events
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Family Records

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 17:25:26 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to media associations
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GFW's enlistment picture scanned by Ed Weller

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2016 01:28:47 ewwell11@gmail.com Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, awards, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

General Orders for Awards from the Headquarters of the 8th Air Force
IFR and Mission Orders
GFW notebook recording completed tour missions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

389th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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