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Avon. George Edward

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

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

869th Bomber Squadron
497th Bomber Group
Isley Airfield, Saipan
Nose Art Plane
The target Nakajima Aircraft Factory
George Edward Avon
His rank Staff Sergeant