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TSgt George William "George Bill" Berkstresser
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Birth: 1921
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1943

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George is my double cousin (1cou2r + 4cou2r).

He was probably born in Balmorhea, Reeves County, Texas.

In 1930, George lived with his parents, two brothers, and maternal grandmother in Balmorhea, Reevers County, Texas.

In 1940, George lived with his mother, two brothers, and maternal grandmother in Balmorhea, Reeve County, Texas.

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MILITARY SERVICE:

George entered military service from Texas.

He was an Engineer with the U.S. Army Air Forces, 67th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group, Heavy

http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/

Service #: 18104589

George and seven of his Crew Members were killed in a bombing mission over Germany during the Second North African Tour of Operations. His body and the bodies of two of his crew members were never recovered. (The two survivors were POWs.) George is memorialized in the Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery.

George is also memorialized elsewhere online.

World War II Memorial Registry
http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/mia/search/plaq.asp?HonoreeID=664065

AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION (World War II Honor Roll)
http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php

Reeves County (TX) GenWeb Archives:
http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/world_war_ii_casualties.htm

George was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  George W. Berkstresser (1874 - 1937)
  Maymie E. Dykes Berkstresser (1890 - 1951)
 
 Siblings:
  George William Berkstresser (1921 - 1943)
  Charles Andrew Berkstresser (1925 - ____)*
  Joseph Benjamin Berkstresser (1928 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence
Cittą Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Memorial Wall
 
Maintained by: Janice Bullock
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56362337
TSgt George William George Bill Berkstresser
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TSgt George William George Bill Berkstresser
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TSgt George William George Bill Berkstresser
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Remembering you on this Memorial Day 2016
- Lazer
 Added: May. 30, 2016
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Reeves County, Texas...Finding Of Death...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Mar. 29, 2016
Thank you for your service-you are not forgotten
- Classic T
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014
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