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2Lt George A Ward
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1918
Death: Aug. 31, 1944
Guangxi Region, China

Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 20, 1946.

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George's remains were recovered in the late 1990's and he was interred with his crew at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on August 21, 2000.

" Click Here " for his record at Arlington.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name on the tablets at Manila to signify his remains were recovered.

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George served as a Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J #44-40831, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Jersey prior to the war.

George was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, being badly damaged and returning from a mission to bomb enemy ships in Takao Harbor off Takao (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), crashed into Mount Arisan in China during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-688567

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Buckley, Fred P ~ Pfc, Radar Operator, KS
De Lucia, Anthony W ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
Deming, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, WA
Drager, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Kearsey, Robert L ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Kelley, Ellsworth V ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, OH
Netherwood, Vincent J ~ Pvt, Gunner, NY
Pierpont, George H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA
Tomenendale, Franklin A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Ward, George A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NJ

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56791731
2Lt George A Ward
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016

- Vickye Blatherwick
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