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George F Wilson Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). Hit by flak and crashed near Money Cayeux in B-17 #42-102445.

July 8th 1944 bridges and tunnels at Humieres and Fresney in France were the targets. Flak in the target area was intense and accurate. MACR 7217.

Service

Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 601st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102445

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-R] Nuthampstead 26/4/44; (23m) Missing in Action Noball V-1 sites 8/7/44 with George Wilson (KIA – went down with ship); Tail gunner: Reg Ferguson (evaded capture); Co...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Vellejo, California
Killed in Action (KIA) France 8 July 1944
Buried

"Tablets of the Missing", Normandy American Cemetery, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2020 23:09:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 11:12:01 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 7217

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2016 22:53:26 nigel2492 Changes to service number, highest rank and awards
Sources

Tablet of the Missing
Normandy American Cemetery

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7217; Fortresses Over Nuthampstead, pg 35

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