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Warren George Jr.

Military

On 17 November, 1942, while serving as Co-Pilot of B-17F 41-24496 his aircraft was attacked by FW190s after leaving the target area near St. Nazaire, France. The TTG Aulenbach was killed and 3 crew members as the plane suffered severe damage. The Pilot, Capt Robert C. Williams was able to fly the aircraft back to England and land at RAF Exeter. The aircraft was salvaged for parts.

Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 42-29631 'Unmentionable. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed at Wiesens, Germany after attacks by waves of German fighters while flying as part of the lead squadron targeting Bremen. Pilot, Warren George and TTG were killed, but other crew members survived and became Prisoner of War (POW)s. 2KIA 8POW MACR 15444.

PH/ DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME w/ battle stars/ ATO/ GC/ WW II VM

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-24496 Chennault's Pappy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24496 'Chennault's Pappy' Delivered Great Falls, Montana, force landed Nashville, Tennessee with Jim Dale; repaired & assigned 423BS/306BG Westover 15-Aug-42; Thurleigh 8-Sep-42. ...

  • 42-29631 Unmentionable

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 42-29631 'Unmentionable' was delivered Cheyenne 18-Jan-43; Salina 3-Feb-43; Morrison 25-Feb-43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD- ] Thurleigh 25-Mar-43; shot down 17-Apr-43 by enemy aircraft, crashed near Bruchhausen-Vilsen, Germany while on a mission to...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 20

    17 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 49 B-17s despatched from 91BG (20), 303BG (16) and 306BG (13). Another element of 14 B-24s despatched from 93BG also joins the bombing force on St. Nazaire. The...

  • VIII Bomber Command 52

    17 April 1943
    The largest mission to date, 117 B-17s, are despatched to bomb the primary target of the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Bremen, Germany: 91BG (32); 303BG (29); 305BG (28) and 306BG (26). The German Luftwaffe is learning fast and mounts a fierce and...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Palestine, Texas 9 June 1920
Buried Palestine, Texas 17 April 1943

Remains were recovered and repatriated to the United States; buried in City Cemetery, Palestine, Texas.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2016 15:24:45 Warren Hargis Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

LT Warren George was my uncle. I am Warren George Hargis.

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2014 22:14:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to suffix, service number, biography, events, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Lee Cunningham 26-Nov-2014. Connections per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A Hey MBE; 17-Apr-43 data from MACR 15444.

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 18:12:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to place associations and mission associations
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Lee Cunningham 2-Nov-2014. Place association, mission association.

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 18:10:57 Lee8thbuff Changes to middlename and awards
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Lee Cunningham 2-Nov-2014. Decorations and association with 41-24496.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15444, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Volume I by Bishop and Hey p. 46, 107, Fame's Favored Few p. 90

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