Killed on 1 August 1943 on raid to Ploesti while TDY to the 9th AF.
Plane was 'Wing Dinger' 41-24015.
Lundy reports the plane was afire as Winger bravely climbed steeply up so that crew could bail out.
Earlier 14 May 1943 in B-24 41-24014 'Scrappy'. Fighters attacked causing top turret to explode. Shot up plane got to England with crew safely bailing out. The plane was shot down by Spitfires as it was not able to land safely
DFC, AM with OLC, PH
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
Failed to Return - Lost near the target Ploesti, 1st Aug 43. Reported that the plane was afire as pilot 1st Lt George W Winger bravely climbed steeply up so that crew could bail out. 7 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 2410.
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...
|Killed in action
||1 August 1943