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George Edmund Obrovatz




  • Thomas Casey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Harry George

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 340th Bomb Group
    George wrote a book about his war time experience: “Georgio Italiano” ISBN 1-55212-538-6

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-27656 McKinley Jr. High

    B-25 Mitchell
    Named for McKinley Junior High School in Muncie, Indiana, whose students had raised $200,000 to "buy a bomber."

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Uniontown, PA 3 June 1921
Lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 15 February 1942

112 W. North Street

Worked for McCulloch Engineering Co.

Enlisted Milwaukee, Wisconsin 9 June 1942
Buried Milwaukee, Wisconsin 9 September 1943

Wood National Cemetery
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
PLOT 40 15 16

Shot Down/Captured near Gricigliana Railroad Bridge, Italy 22 June 1944
POW Tychowo, Poland July 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV

Died Milwaukee, Wisconsin 5 September 1973


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