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George Galen Everhart

Military

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40765 'Valient Virgin'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti mission in the B formation, returned safely to Libya. ...

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D serial 41-23722 'Bomerang' (coded GO-C) of the 328th BS, 93rd BG. Survivor of the first raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex. Returned safely to Libya. First 8th AF Liberator to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Seneca, KS 21 July 1917

Son of Charles Owen
and Jessie [Snyder] Everhart.

Lived in Marysville, KS 1942
Enlisted Kansas City, Kansas 22 January 1942

Kansas City, Kansas

Based Hardwick 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Kansas City, MO 27 April 2002
Buried Forest Hill Cemetery Kansas City, Jackson County, MO 30 April 2002

Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City,
Jackson County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2019 16:24:44 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/618858006
https://www.fold3.com/image/177716714
https://www.fold3.com/record/84583049-george-g-everhart
https://www.fold3.com/record/39703982-george-g-everhart
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169644641/george-galen-everhart

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2019 13:24:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to role, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'Ploesti' by Dugan & Stewart / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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