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George A Lawson


3rd youngest Combat Commander of a Group in WWII at age 25 years. Advanced from Aviation Cadet to Lt. Col from 14 February 1942 to 8 February 1944--6 days less than 2 yrs. A record for Flying School Class - 42 B

16 US and foreign decorations, including Legion of Merit, AM w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

P-38 (F-5) Spitfire Xl


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...


Event Location Date
Born Winchester, Tennessee 8 August 1918


Date Contributor Update
21 October 2018 01:54:41 noellecamp Changes to nickname

Noelle Camp (granddaughter of George Lawson)

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 00:00:21 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:45 AAM AAM ingest

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