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George Germann Bleimes




  • Royce Bringhurst

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner/Togglier | 340th Bomb Group
    A world-renowned strawberry expert who headed the University of California strawberry breeding program from 1953 to 1989.

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

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Born Columbus, OH 29 May 1923
Lived in Worthington, Ohio 27 June 1942

4939 N. High Street

Combat Mission Perugia, Italy 13 June 1944

10th combat mission. Received 1st OLC to his Air Medal

Combat Mission Rovigo, Italy 14 July 1944

20th combat mission. Received 3rd OLC to his Air Medal.

Combat Mission Avignon, France 8 August 1944

25th combat mission. Received 4th OLC to his Air Medal

Died Minerva Park, OH 20 April 2009

BLEIMES George Bleimes, age 85, of Minerva Park, formerly of Gahanna. Retired from DCSC. Graduate of Columbus North High School and atteded O.S.U. Antique car enthusiast and an avid genealogical researcher. Air Force veteran of World War II, Korean War and Berlin Crisis; retired from Ohio Air National Guard as a Lt. Col

Buried Lockbourne, Ohio 23 April 2009

St. Joseph Cemetery
Lockbourne, Ohio, USA


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