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George Robert Granko

Military

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Fred Parker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH.

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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. ...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28745 The Bold Sea Rover

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA 24 March 1923

Son of Annette Granko.

Enlisted Wilkes Barre, PA 13 November 1942

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Based Old Buckenham 1944 – 8 May 1944

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Salzdahlum, Germany 8 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590

Buried Saint Joseph Cemetery Duryea, Luzerne County, PA June 1949

Re-Interred
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Duryea, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 20:35:53 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4590 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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