Skip to main content
Edit entry 

George W Fryer

Military

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • William Faith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

Show more

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. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6338

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/7/44; Dow Fd 17/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 23/7/44; Missing in Action Salzburg 11/11/44 with Bill Faith, Fryer, Rosenfield, Dolten, Erickson, Villareal, Bills, Blazovich, Mosley, Motonef; mech fault, crashed Fruli; MACR 9862.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fairfield, TX, USA 4 October 1917

Son of Boykin Sidney and Ora Mabel [Tate] Fryer-Peyton.

Lived in Freestone County, TX, USA 1941
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 1942
Based Amendola 1943 – 11 November 1944

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 11 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862.

Buried 1945

Tablets of the Missing.

Buried Co Rd 494, Fairfield, TX 75840, USA 1948

Memorialised
Fairfield Cemetery
Fairfield
Freestone County
Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2017 16:18:21 Al_Skiff Changes to nationality, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/139158452
https://www.fold3.com/record/529867340-george-w-fryer
https://www.fold3.com/record/86600938-george-w-fryer
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952966?terms=George%20W%20Fryer
https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15512467

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 17:59:37 JoCarter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56363636
https://www.fold3.com/page/529867340_george_w_fryer

Share