|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1918|
|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.
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
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Lt Blankenship is honored with a memorial stone at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas.
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287860
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