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John J de George Jr


Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x confirmed victory.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron


  • 43-7149 'Drum Boogie' 'Lois Carolyn'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF 3-Mar-44. Lost 8-Jun-44 (crashed UK on return) - F/O Edward Williams Killed in Action KIA.

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Born Rutherford County, TN 1919
Lived in Murfreesboro, TN 1941
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA 22 January 1942
Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 14 June 1943 – 14 August 1944

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Steeple Morden 1 January 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Destroyed E/A Augsburg, Germany 16 March 1944

Bf109 destroyed Augsburg. 16-Mar-44.


Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 13:54:40 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2016 16:58:31 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2016 16:55:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations