George Earl Preddy Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 29905 - Major George Preddy 352nd FG

CO 328th FS 352nd FG 4 kills (P-51D)
Flight leader 487th FS 22.83 kills (3 P-47D + 19.83 P-51B/D).
Wingman/Flt Leader 9th FS 49th FG SWP 2 damaged Zeros (P-40E).
143 combat missions totalling 26.833 kills air + 5 kills strafing.
KIA Dec. 25, 1944 by friendly ground fire.
P-47D s/n 42-8500 HO+P ''Cripes A' Mighty''
P-51B s/n 42-106451 HO+P "Cripes A' Mighty"
P-51D s/n 44-13321 HO+P Cripes A' Mighty 3rd"
P-51D s/n 44-14906 PE+P(bar) "Cripes A' Mighty"

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13106786 / 0-2005779
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 17th Service Squadron
  • Role/Job: Assistant Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 339th Fighter Group 503rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14190131 / O-2057681
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sweet Louise, Mrs Josephine / Hedy & Bloom's Tomb II
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 406th Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron 514th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Cripes A Mighty
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron
Major George E "Rasty" Preddy Jr of the 352nd Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang (HO-P, serial number 44-13321) nicknamed "Cripes A' Mighty 3rd."
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Cripes A' Mighty 3rd
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Greensboro, North Carolina 5 February 1919

Died

Belgium 25 December 1944 Killed in Action in a friendly fire accident by US anti-aircraft fire over Belgium

Revisions

Date16 Mar 2021 19:32:45
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Date16 Jun 2018 17:32:50
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Correction

Date16 Jun 2018 17:31:49
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June 16, 2018

Date16 Jun 2018 17:27:13
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Correction

Date8 Sep 2017 03:32:24
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JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date8 Sep 2017 03:31:37
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JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date19 Oct 2016 23:36:33
ContributorRoburt
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Nickname misspelled...should be 'Ratsy'.

Date1 Oct 2014 15:21:15
ContributorEmily
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Freeman, The Mighty Eighth, p.273

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:52
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A. and Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force/ mentioned in Freedom's Heroes / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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