George M Durgin

Military

Object Number - UPL 22686 - First mission was flown on D-Day. Flew B24's until August 1944, was then switched to B17's. Flew B-17 called 'Ulpy'. On mission to Madgeburg was hit...

First mission was flown on D-Day. Flew B24's until August 1944, was then switched to B17's. Flew B-17 called 'Ulpy'. On mission to Madgeburg was hit by flak and forced to land in Brussels Belgium. Surprised that they had no wartime damage in city. Able to fix plane and fly back to England and rejoin group next day. Flew total of 35 missions.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1995815
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14100883
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16108132
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13074993
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner & Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19180768
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ulpy
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Oak Park Illinois 1922-12-13

Enlisted

Died

Oxford, FL 34484, USA 2015-11-07

Revisions

Date31 Jan 2018 11:56:18
Sources

493rd BG Archives Debach

Date31 Jan 2018 11:47:54
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493rd BG Archives Debach

Date14 Jul 2016 15:28:00
ContributorBen1705
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Edit to caption

Date13 Jul 2016 23:21:12
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Daughter

Date13 Jul 2016 23:12:00
ContributorDixieD
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Daughter

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:03
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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