|Death: ||Oct. 14, 1943|
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
George Toney Jr., son of George and Ada Toney, was born in 1909 in Florida. He enlisted at Camp Blanding, Florida on August 19, 1942, "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law", having completed one year of high school, married, 5'7" and weighing 147 lbs.
Staff Sergeant Toney, service number 34247980, was a member of the crew of the Jackie Ellen, in the 367th Squadron 306th Bomber Group Heavy, which went down on October 14, 1943 over Schweinfurt (Bavaria), Germany.
He was awarded the Air Medal, Purple Heart, and buried at Plot A Row 26 Grave 51 at the Lorraine American Cemetery at Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, near Lorraine, France.
Sources: US Census Records, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, 1930; U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945; World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.
Links to other crew members of the Jackie Ellen:
1LT Douglas Hayden White Pilot.
1LT Emil O. Rasmussen, Jr., Co-Pilot.
1LT Carl A. Alexander Navigator.
SSgt George Toney, Jr., Bombardier.
TSgt. Joseph C. Bocelli, Radio Operator, POW.
TSgt Gus Riecke Top Turret Gunner.
SSgt Charles A. Adams Right Waist Gunner.
SSgt William R. Earnest Left Waist Gunner.
SSgt Francis W. Pulliam Ball Turret Gunner.
SSgt Walter D. Sherrill Tail Gunner.
Note: Entered the service from Florida.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Plot: Plot A Row 26 Grave 51
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56661660
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