|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1943, Romania|
Gunner Sgt. George H. Kaylor DFC KIA
Squadron: 343rd 98 BOMB GROUP,
Hometown: New York
Awards: Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Pilot 1st./Lt Clarence Winford Gooden , DFC KIA
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 1-AUG-43
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Name: MARGIE
Sgt. Kaylor lost his life in "Operation Tidal Wave" one of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the The 98th earns Presidential Unit Citation. Sgt. Kaylor was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, for valor.
Piloted by 1st Lt. Clarence W. Gooden and crew. Briefed to fly in the 3rd wave and attack White IV. B24MARGIE was hit by flack and seen to crash in the refineries area. Co Pilot and Engineer escaped from the crash area and were taken POW. 8 Crew KIA and 5 bodies never identified.
Sgt. Cox remains were never recovered his name appears Tablets of the Missing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial Florence Provincia di Firenze Toscana, Italy.
Crew of MARGIE
1/Lt Clarence W. Gooden Pilot
2nd/Lt. William H. McNeil Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. Ralph F. Perkins Navigator
T/Sgt. Walter A. Zablocki . Engineer
T/Sgt. Theodore C. Beaudry Radio Op.
S/Sgt. Alexander M. Cochrane Gunner
S/Sgt. Roland B. Cox Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. George H. Kaylor Gunner
Cpl. Harry G. Deem Gunner
Note: Entered the service from New York.
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Provincia di Firenze
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56364547
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Added: May. 31, 2008