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George J Gillies


Killed in ground accident at Andrews Field as his jeep was struck by B-17 'The Bad Egg' #41-24484 of the 91st BG. Because of the severe damage to the plane, as it touched down on the runway, it ploughed into the jeep. He served in the 18th Station Complement Squadron. He had been assigned to put out runway flares to help to guide the incoming planes.


Units served with


  • 41-24484 Bad Egg

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; on return from Cognac 43+m 31/12/43, diverted through weather to Gt Dunmow, Andrews Field, then Hunsdon Afd, with Hilary Evers, Co-pilot: Paul McDuffee, Navigator: Frank Keneley,...


Event Location Date
Born Pimbina County, North Dakota
Died 31 December 1943


Date Contributor Update
09 March 2020 02:54:22 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 516, Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I, p. 456