|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 1944, Germany|
George is still survived by three sisters. Two of them created a binder of all the letters received by my grandparent's still showing George as MIA. George's grandmother To home he sent letters was first to write "Where is my boy?". George Jr. First met his grandmother when stationed in England as he was her son George the baker's son (Joy Farm Bakery, Detroit, Michigan).
Family story has it that he was the co-pilot as that there were two gunners and in the air battle they were hit and when the gasoline spilled two parachuted out and the pilot and co-pilot went down with the plane. A claimed survivor relayed this to family and it became the informal confirmation that George was KIA and not MIA.
Another story has it that when his articles were sent to his home even his dog Ebenezer recognized his scent and jumped on his bed (George's), in a fit of grief. Life is sacred and losses are felt deeply. Thank you for the details you add. I only hope that there were two who did survive.
We all grew up honoring "Uncle George's" memory. He was the brother of four sisters who thought the world of him and felt his loss so deeply. We honor and thank those who served and survived and those who served and did not survive. We remember them. Our family honors the memory of one who did not return. War is devastating, but what was happening in Europe , because of the Nazi Regime and Hitler had to be stopped. It will not be forgotten.
(daughter of George's 2nd sister Beatrice, b.1924-d.1997)
Co Pilot1st/Lt. George H. Bamford KIA
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Squadron: 567th BS 389th Bomb Group
Pilot 1st/Lt. Paul R. Yoders KIA
USAAF MACR#: 7909
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Serial Number: 42-109795
Aircraft Model B-24HSH-15-DT
Aircraft Letter: Q- ( Q Bar }
Aircraft Name:Q-BAR QUEENIE
Cause: AA FLAK 7 KIA, 3 POW
The "Q-BAR QUEENIE crew
1st/Lt. Roland Elias Yoders Pilot KIA
Co Pilot1st/Lt. George H. Bamford Co Pilot KIA
1st/Lt. Joseph G. Horecny KIA
T/Sgt. Carmen H. Newsom Radio Op. KIA
Edgar A. Leggett KIA
SSgt Norbert B. Bengford Gunner KIA
SSGT John Brod Jr. Gunner KIA
TSgt Alfred A. Lehmann KIA
1LT, 567 AAF BOMB SQ, 389 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
Roseland Park Cemetery
Created by: John Dowdy
Record added: Jan 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104269301