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Alexander, George W.

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant George W. Alexander.

Unit/placed in, 873rd Bomber Squadron, 498th Bomber Group (Very Heavy).


George was born in  1923 in Louisiana.


Father, Eveline R. Alexander.

Mother, Vera Alexander.

Sister, Bobbie J. Alexander.  

Brother, Royce Alexander.


George entered  the service from Louisiana with service number # O-793478.



George’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;


1st Lt. George W. Alexander A/C

2nd Lt. Fred R. Riddle Jr. Pilot

2nd Lt. Bertram M. Turk Navigator

1st Lt. Elliott K. Whitfield Bombardier

2nd Lt. Aloysius A. Geis Engineer

Sgt. Billy E. Smith Radio/Radar Operator

S/Sgt. Johnnie.B. Loafman Left Waist Gunner

Cpl. Marlin M. Austen Right Waist Gunner

F/O. Glen M. Holm Central Fire Control

Pfc. Melvin E. Blurton Passenger

M/Sgt. Russell Estrate Passenger

M/Sgt. Lawrence C. Moydell Passenger

Cpl. William G. Coursev Passenger

T/Sgt. Penny Alderson Passenger



George died during a Supply Drop  at POW Camp, Fukuoka in Japan, on Sep. 4, 1945. he is honored with a 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.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/498th_Bombardment_Group.html 

See article bottom right side .  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/


873rd Bomber Squadron
489th Bomber Group
Isely Airfield, Saipan
POW Camps from Fukuoka Group
His rank First Lieutenant