George B HouchinsMilitary
Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens.
Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com) The main body of the aircraft still lies in the lake at Taverham Mill. On 21 April 2001, 57 years after the crash, a memorial was dedicated on the property.
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Units served with
|Taverham Mill Lakes||1944-04-21|
|Tazewell County, VA, USA||Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum Richlands Tazewell County Virginia, USA|
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Find A Grave Memorial# 19921923
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