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George T Gafney Jr


Killed in Service when B-24 Liberator crashed into hill whilst landing at Prestwick, Scotland, for a fuel stop on returning flight to US after the war.


Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 713th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...


Event Location Date
Born 13 July 1924
Based Seething January 1945

Exact dates not yet known.

Died Prestwick, South Ayrshire, UK 12 June 1945
Buried Calvary Cemetery, 5239 West Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63115, USA


Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 15:01:20 Lucy May Changes to middlename, firstname, suffix, role, biography, events and place associations

Moved 'Jr' to suffix field and 'Gt' from middle name field to first and middle name fields.

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book: Hell on High Ground