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 2 July 1917 Son of Emaline M Hoover.

Enlisted

Cleveland, OH 1 September 1942 Cleveland, Ohio

Other

Baled out POW

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

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

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

Based

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