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George Burghard

Military

Flew 33 missions on Taylor Crew in 'Hot Chocolate' and 'Hit Parade'

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38361 Hot Chocolate

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 12/8/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-Z] Gt Ashfield 13/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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