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George W Gaylor Jr


Killed in Action (KIA) at Dreetz in B-17 'Cloud Hopper' #43-38337. Missing Air Crew Report 11721.


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38337 CLOUD HOPPER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Hunter 1/8/44; Grenier 30/8/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-N] Framlingham 2/9/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Bob Richter, Bill Sink, John Hankey, Ralph Beighley, Bill Blankenship, George Gaylor (6 Killed in...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Born Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Died Germany 14 January 1945

Status: Missing In Action
Memorialized: Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
14 January 2017 13:58:38 bombercommand Changes to biography, events and media associations

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2017 13:47:18 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, aircraft associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:16 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11721