George Spurlock Alexander

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg, Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 13730.

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 448th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

714th Bomb Squadron crew outside a B-24
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 448th Bomb Group 714th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-680467
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Red Bow
  • Unit: 448th Bomb Group 714th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Houston, Texas, USA 1918-09-20 Son of Mrs Cecil Ann [Gist] Alexander.

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Seething 1945-04-04 Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Lauenburg, Germany 1945-04-04 Failed to Return (FTR) Wessendorf in B-24 44-50838 'Red Bow' 4-Apr-45; A/C downed by fighters, broke up in flight near Lauenburg KIA MACR 13730

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Tablets of the Missing Netherlands American Cemetery Magratten, Netherlands

Enlisted

Houston, TX 1942-07-20 Houston, Texas

Revisions

Date6 Dec 2021 20:39:22
Contributorjmoore43
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Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date18 Aug 2015 12:59:59
ContributorLucyd
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Combined two entries to create one entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13730
http://www.fold3.com/image/29425553/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:11
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 13730 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database