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George John Bacher Jr

Military

Service

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

    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...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wilmington, Delaware 20 April 1915
Lived in Coatesville, Pennsylvania 16 October 1940

587 East Chestnut Street

Worked for General Baking Co.

Enlisted Fort Dix, New Jersey 18 April 1942
Died Alesani Airfield, Corsica 13 May 1944

KIA by shrapnel when his airfield was bombed by German aircraft

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
PLOT Section F ~ Row 10 ~ Grave 35

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2021 23:56:20 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.chescoheroes.org/791/Bacher-George-J-Jr
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=2996174&...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56306192/george-john-bacher

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