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1Lt George F Blankenship
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1918
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1944

George Blankenship served with the US Army Air Forces, 330th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group (Heavy). He was killed in action over Holland.

On September 18th, 1944, Major Henry Segars was co-piloting a B-24J, also known as the "Sweet Chariot", serial number 42-50829 on supply mission to Eindhoven, Netherlands. The aircraft came under enemy small arms fire and caught fire. The pilot was Capt John H Geer.

The Crew
Pilot Captain Geer, John H MIA

Co-Pilot Major Segars, Henry K. MIA

Nvgtr. 1st LT Marshel, James H., JR. MIA

Bomb. 1st LT Blankenship, George MIA

Pilot Nav. 2nd LT Karian, George G. RTD

Top G. S/Sgt Janiszewski, Ervin R. MIA

Top G. S/Sgt Tompkins, Raymond M MIA

Radio T/Sgt Reed, Heil R. MIA

RWG T/Sgt Lamoureux, Robert R. RTD

LWG S/Sgt Sciegaj, Joseph A. RTD

Drop Master T/5 Runetzky, Albert MIA


Awards:
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Purple Heart

Lt Blankenship is honored with a memorial stone at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas. 
 
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: svanwyk
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287860
1Lt George F Blankenship
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- svanwyk
 Added: May. 6, 2013

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 12, 2010
 
 
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