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George R Spaleny


Prisoner of War (POW) had mechanical failure and crashed near Gournay on 16 Aug 43 in P-47 #428765


Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-8765

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Correct serial number of this P-47 was 42-7865. MACR 266 mentions 42-8765, but this is obviously a typo as this serial was allocated to a P-39.


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) France 16 August 1943
Prisoner of War (POW)


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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 266 / MACR 266, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p, 234 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list