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George Arthur Schlorer


Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Donovan Helgeson crew. 28 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).



  • Donovan Helgeson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Top Turret/Engineer / Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions as Top Turret/Engineer. ETD Re-trained as a pilot. Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions as pilot. ETD Awards: DFC, (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (5 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38229 Better Duck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 1/45; with D.G. Helgeson force landed A-78 afb Florennes/Juzaine, Bel. 9/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45;...

  • 43-38317 'Flak Evader'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 43-38657 Evasive Action

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 19/9/44; 334BS [BG-V]; with M.C. Ryan force landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk 25/12/44; 62m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

  • 43-38990 The Creamer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/10/44; Grenier 2/11/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-X] Horham 3/11/44; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 15...

  • 44-8640

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 14/11/44; Dow Field 3/12/44; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 5/12/44; after 58 missions was Missing in Action Operation Chowhound (6th such mission) 7/5/44 with Lionel Sceurman, Navigator:...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Event Location Date
Born Camden, NJ 27 July 1919

Son of Alfred H Schlorer.

Enlisted Fort Dix, NJ 11 April 1942

Fort Dix, New Jersey

Based Horham February 1945 – June 1945

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
01 August 2021 16:46:00 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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 /