2LT George Arthur Treptow

2LT George Arthur Treptow

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 2 Oct 1942 (aged 22)
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Burial Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 146064434 · View Source
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2nd Lt George Treptow was a pilot with Marine Fighting Squadron 224 (VMF-224) during the Battle of Guadalcanal flying F4F Wildcats. On 2 October 1942, Guadalcanal's radar picked up a large flight of small fast planes approaching Henderson Field at 1230. 30 minutes later a flight of approximately 30 Japanese Zeroes and some bombers appeared. 2ndLt Treptow was among the pilots scrambled to engage the Japanese aircraft. In the ensuing aerial combat 2ndLt Treptow was shot down by a Japanese zero. His plane landed within Marine lines on Guadalcanal however it burned up on impact. (Provided by Member #47541579)


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT George Arthur Treptow (23 Jun 1920–2 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146064434, citing Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by wings214 (contributor 47544870) .