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Capt George Phifer Erwin

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Capt George Phifer Erwin

Birth
Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Jan 1945 (aged 29)
Ogden, Riley County, Kansas, USA
Burial Davidson, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 27357690 View Source

Captain U. S. Army Air Corps

Captain Erwin was the pilot of U.S.
Army Air Corps B-29A Superfortress
#42-93842, serving with the 502nd Bomb
Group, 411th Bomb Squadron, Grand
Island Army Airfield.

He was fatally injured attempting to set
down the bomber in an emergency crash
landing, one mile south of Ogden, Kansas
(near Fort Riley), due to engine fires.

Also killed in the crash were:

2nd Lt. Edwin E. Courter
2nd Lt. Donald C. Tarr
S/Sgt. Francis J. Merdan
S/Sgt. Anthony P. Tomaini
Cpl. Joe F. Horn

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