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George Joseph Genotti


He worked as a Mechanic on the B-17 'the Careful Virgin'. After the war he worked for the NA&S Museum as a mechanic and retired at age 75. He worked on many planes including the Enola Gay.


Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24639 'Careful Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; Boise 16/9/42; wrecked on landing with broken crankshaft, rep; Cheyenne 11/10/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 29/1/43 and first in group to have AFCE fitted at 2 SAD Lt Staughton 8/3/44; transferred 7/5/44 50+m...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Lock Gulley, West Virginia 17 July 1917
Married Nellie Boreman 29 July 1950
Died 4 August 2008
Buried 154 Shelton Shop Rd, Stafford, VA 22554, USA

Stafford Memorial Park, Stafford, Virginia


Date Contributor Update
07 November 2018 02:06:46 Mary Genotti Changes to middlename, nickname and biography

I am George Genotti's daughter and have records that verify information I post.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 13:26:44 Lucy May Changes to biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Added association to aircraft and Bassingbourn using the information in the Biography field.
See also record on Findagrave:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:40 AAM AAM ingest

91st BG / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia