1Lt George H Gammans

1Lt George H Gammans

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Jan 1946 (aged 27–28)
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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Newort Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, Friday, January 18, 1946, p1
MISSING NEWPORTER NOW PRESUMED DEAD
Lieut George H Gammans Was Army Bombardier

Mr and Mrs Harold W Gammans of 21 Elm street, have been officially notified by the War Department that their son, First Lieutenant George H Gammans, USA bombardier, who has been missing in action in the South Pacific since February 1, 1943, is now presumed to be dead.

Lieutenant Gammins was reported missing following a bombing mission over an enemy airfield at Munda in the Solomons. His plane, a Flying Fortress, of which he was navigator, failed to return from the mission. He entered the army air forces in may, 1941, and was in the South Pacific from December of that year until he was reported missing.

At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor he arrived there from the United States just in time to be shot down. He was not injured and was subsequently able to take part in several of the important actions in the Pacific theatre, including those at Midway and Wake Islands. After seven months in the Hawaiian Islands, he was sent to the South-west Pacific, where with the exception of a few months in base hospitals, he saw almost steady action.

Lieutenant Gammans entered the army from the University of North Carolina, where he was completing his last year of business administration course. Before going to Pearl Harbor he saw service in Barksdale, La, and Arizona. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for extraordinary achievement in action in the South Pacific.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56131007
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt George H Gammans (1918–11 Jan 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56131007, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .