George Rodger Caplinger

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-50305.jpeg UPL 50305 S/Sgt George R Caplinger, 389BG.

USAAF Photo

Object Number - UPL 50305 - S/Sgt George R Caplinger, 389BG.

Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Wilhite crew. Shot down by fighters near Orleans, France on 7-Jan-44 in B-24 42-41013 'Trouble N' Mind' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1853



Awards: PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-405475
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Trouble
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron 566th Bomb Squadron

Places

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 34255
  • Description: This video is a brief summary of the book titled "Trouble". A B-24 Liberator nicknamed Trouble was shot down over Nazi-occupied France on Jan. 7, 1944...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Eaton, Ohio, USA 9 November 1920 Son of William Ray and Roxie Mae [Haas] Caplinger.

Enlisted

Patterson Field, Fairfield, OH 21 July 1942 Patterson Field, Fairfield, Ohio

Died

Orleans, France 7 January 1944 Shot down by fighters near Orleans, France on 7-Jan-44 in B-24 42-41013 'Trouble N' Mind' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1853

Buried/ Commemorated

Fairview Cemetery Gratis, Preble County, OH Re-Interred Fairview Cemetery Gratis, Preble County, Ohio

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Hethel 7 January 1944 Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1853 / MACR 1853, 8th AF losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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