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George R Buckey

Military

His first assignment was with the 17th Bombardment Wing at Pendleton, OR flying B-25s when the war broke out. Then he was with the 303rd (15 Apr 1942) at Boise, ID flying B-17s where he volunteered for an undisclosed mission which turned out to ... (sentence cutoff).

Commander, 367th bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group from 18 August 1943 to 2 May 1944.

AM w/ 3 OLC, DFC OLC, AF Commendation Medal w/ 2 OLC.

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron
  • 367th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Belen, NM, USA 5 May 1919
Commissioned 27 September 1941
Retired July 1966
Died Fort Worth, TX, USA 13 March 1970

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2021 21:09:20 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - “May” was misspelled.

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2021 21:06:31 jmoore43 Changes to service number
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Added a "-" to the S/N to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2018 02:11:51 bombercommand Changes to biography and events
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BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945 by Russell A. Strong

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:09 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster

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