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George Albert Bridgeman

Military

35 missions from 1 August 1944 to 6 January 1945. 1944:
August 1 - Melun; 2 - Montereau; 3 - Harnes; 4 - Rostock; 5 - Fallersleben; 6 - Kiel; 8 - Clastres; 16 - Magdeburg; 24 - Waggum; 25 - Liege;

September 11 - Magdeburg; 22 - Kassel; 25 - Coblenz; 26 - Hamm; 27 - Kassel;

October 2 - Hamm; 5 - Lippstadt; 6 - Hamburg; 7 - Zellerfeld; 22 - Hamm;

November 2 - Bielefeld; 4 - Merseburg; 5 - Karlsruhe; 6 - Minden; 16 - Eschweiler; 21 - Hamburg;

December 5 - Munster; 11 - Hanau; 24 - Ahrweiler; 25 - Hallschlag; 28 - Kaiserslautern; 30 - Mechenich; 1945: Jan 2 - Neuwied; 5 - Neunkirchen; 6 - Coblenz.

He flew all 35 missions before his 20th birthday, making him one of the youngest, possibly THE youngest, B-24 pilot to have completed 35 missions over Europe.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), BS, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Martinsville, West Virginia 15 February 1925

Son of George Benjamin and Georgia [Long] Bridgeman.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 13 February 1943

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died New Martinsville, WV 10 April 2018
Buried Northview Cemetery New Martinsville, Wetzel County, WV 13 April 2018

Northview Cemetery
New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2021 08:55:27 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83866790/george-a-bridgeman-wwii-army-enlis...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188727297/george-albert-bridgeman

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2021 01:37:33 JeremyShepherd Changes to events
Sources

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/legacy/obituary.aspx?n=george-albert-b...

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 10:29:56 Lucy May Changes to biography, awards, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated missions from information in the Biography field.

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2015 12:20:53 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Corrected birth year from 1915 to 1925 following notification from George Albert Bridgeman's family.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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