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Archer, George Eldon

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant George Eldon Archer.

Unit/Placed in, 403rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.


George is born approx. on Aug. 7, 1920, in Oklahoma.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Charlotte (White) Archer.


George enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 0-685343.


George ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

2nd Lt.         Raymond A. Cooley  Pilot

2nd Lt.         Dudley R. Ives          Co-Pilot

2nd Lt         George E. Archer     Navigator

2nd Lt         Donald F. Grady      Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Richard R. Sargent   Engineer

S/Sgt.           Norman L. Nell        Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Steve Zayac            Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Thomas G. Knight    Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Blair W. Smith         Gunner

S/Sgt.           Joseph M. King        Tail Gunner

George was KIA when he was ordered to go back to the point of Departure, but never arrived on April 16, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.

His remains are Recovered so he is buried now at Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Euchee Valley Memorial Park, Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/43rd_Bombardment_Group.html





Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

2LT Archer’s remains were recovered and interred at a private cemetery in the U.S. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.



403rd Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
Crew B-24 Here T'is
Aerodrome Nazdab, New Guinea
Nose Art
Bomber Group Squadrons
His rank Second Lieutenant