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1LT George J Kurtz III

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1LT George J Kurtz III

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Sep 1944 (aged 28)
France
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 155403083 View Source

George served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-17G #43-38184, 849th Bomber Squadron, 490th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 16, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Manager and also as Single, without dependents.

George was "Killed In Action" in a mid-air collision with B-17G #43-37941 over France during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-805173

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #43-38184 see:

Crofts, Charles D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Massachusetts
Haas, Lamont D ~ Maj, Flight Commander, Florida
Hudson, Lloyd M ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Kansas
Kurtz, George J, III ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, Pennsylvania
Ripple, Joe W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Texas
Russell, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Michigan
Weber, Richard V ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, New York

For airmen who perished on B-17G #43-37941 see:

Hall, Floyd G ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Maryland

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

Special thanks to Frogman for finding info on this mid-air collision!

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 25 Nov 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 155403083
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155403083/george-j-kurtz : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT George J Kurtz III (1 Jul 1916–1 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 155403083, citing Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .