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George Robert Rew

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sioux City, IA, USA 20 June 1920
Graduated West Point, NY, USA May 1942

USMA Class of 1942

Assumed command of 374th FS Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK September 1944
Died San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico 11 August 1979
Buried West Point, NY, USA 20 August 1979

United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2015 02:46:42 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, awards, events and place associations
Sources

361st FG webste

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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