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George S Cavanaugh Jr

Military

Shot down by fighters into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 #44-40112 Killed in Action (KIA)

Service

Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40112 Flak Happy

    B-24 Liberator
    Flak Happy crashed in Sweden on 20 June 1944 on a mission to Politz, after being hit by enemy fire. ...

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Morgantown, West Virginia
Died 20 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7074

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