Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant George Edward Avon.
Unit/Placed in, 869th Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.
George is born approx. on 5 July 1924 in New York.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
George enlisted the service in Maryland with service number # 32935478.
George‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
Capt. Walter R. Young Plane Capt.
2nd Lt. Robert M. Phillips Pilot
2nd Lt. Paul R. Garisson Jr. Navigator
2nd Lt. John F. Ellis Bombardier
2nd Lt. Bernhard S. Black Engineer
S/Sgt. Lawrence L. Lee Central Fire Control
S/Sgt. George E. Avon Radio Operator
Sgt. Corbett L. Carganie Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. Wilbur J. Chapman Right Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Joseph J. Gatto Tail Gunner
S/Sgt. Kenneth N. Mansir Radar Operator
George was KIA after the Bomb mission, when he helped a bomber crew in their cripple plane home, than they were shot by an Enemy Fighter and crashed in sea on 9 Jan. 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, 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 Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/497th_Bombardment_Group.html
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com