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Alderfer, George E.

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant George E. Alderfer.

Unit/placed in, 822nd Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group (Medium).


George was born  on/in  1925 in  County, .


Father, Walter B. Alderfer.

Mother, Lulu Alderfer.

Sisters, Mary E. and Clara Alderfer.  

Brother, Jack Alderfer.


George entered  the Service from Cleveland, Ohio in Feb. 28, 1941 with servicenumber # 35010943.



George’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were;


Capt. David C. Bryant Jr Pilot

1st Lt. George E. Summers Co Pilot

T/Sgt. Elmer W. Beck Radio Operator

Sgt. Leslie C. Tucker Engineer

T/Sgt. John H. Greenfield Crew Chief

1st Lt. David E. Goodwin Passenger

1st Lt. John H. Stewart Passenger

1st Lt. Joseph F. Meyers Passenger

2nd Lt. Alden J. Chatwin Passenger

S/Sgt. Ted P. Shawbowski Passenger

2nd Lt. George E. Alderfer Passenger

2nd Lt. McLeod Jones Passenger



George was KIA when the plane disappeared from the radar, probably crashed in the mountains  , on Jan. 21, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


George is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-25/42-64807.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

822nd Bomber Squadron
38th Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Jackson Airfield, New Guinea
Papua Map
Squadrons in the 38th Bomber Group
His Rank Second Lieutenant