George John Hoover

Military

Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF. Charles Faxon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13251

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 454th Bomb Group 736th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15088291 / O-711626
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Girl Crazy
  • Unit: 454th Bomb Group 736th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Akron, OH 1917-07-02 Son of Emaline M Hoover.

Based

San Giovanni 1945-03-23 Assigned to 736BS, 454BG, 15AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out POW

South of Valentine, Austria 1945-03-23 Failed to Return (FTR) Valentine, Austria in B-24 42-78668 'Girl Crazy' 23-Mar-45; shot down, baled out. POW MACR 13251

Enlisted

Cleveland, OH 1942-09-01 Cleveland, Ohio

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 1945-03-23 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.