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Avedisian, George

Rank and Name, Private George Avedisian.

Unit/Placed in, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, (Medium).

SS Thomas Nelson

On October 1944 the SS Thomas Nelson (Libertyship) left Biak, New Guinea as part of a Convoy and carrying Supplies and Men from the 345th Bomber Group to Leyte Gulf, arriving in the harbor, near Dulag City, while at anchor it was attacked by a Kamikaze. The attack cost many lives and wounded several other, also nearby ships.


George is born approx. on 1922 in Rhode Island.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


George enlisted the service in Rhode Island with service number # 11070257.


George was KIA on transport when the SS Thomas Nelson was attacked by a Kamikaze on Nov. 12, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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


Thanks to, https://airwarworldwar2.wordpress.com/category/the-345th-bomb-group/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

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

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

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

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

499th Bomber Squadron
345th Bomber Group
SS Thomas Nelson
Japanese A6M Zero
Anti-Aircraft Crew
Theire plane North American B-25 Mitchell
His rank Private