Sgt George Boucouvalas

Birth
Biddeford, York County, Maine, USA
Death 7 Dec 1943 (aged 31)
At Sea
Burial Biddeford, York County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 150256979 · View Source
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George served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer on B-24D "Mammy Yokum" #42-40221, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in York County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 22, 1942 in Portland, Maine. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a industry clerk and also as Divorced, with dependents.

B-24D "Mammy Yokum" #42-40221 was on a ferrying trip from Bomber 2 Airfield to Guadalcanal with a crew of 5 and 10 passengers.

George died in the "Line Of Duty" when the B-24 he was on, after taking off from Bomber 2 Airfield, New Hebrides, developed engine trouble and had to ditch in the bay close to the Airfield during the war.

A total of 6 perished during this flight and 9 survived.

Service # 31150129

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40221:

Barnes, Ray W ~ S/Sgt, UT ~ Passenger
Boucouvalas, George ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, ME ~ Crew
Kreimeyer, Raymond W ~ S/Sgt, AK ~ Passenger
Salvaggio, Anthony ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, RI ~ Crew
Spearman, Norman R ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, OK ~ Crew
Walker, William A ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY ~ Crew

( Bio, Passenger & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Gravesite Details "Flat Granite Marker" - Entered the service from Maine

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 5 Aug 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 150256979
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt George Boucouvalas (11 Apr 1912–7 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150256979, citing Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Biddeford, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .