Corp George A Shiffman

Corp George A Shiffman

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 30 May 1945 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56250292 · View Source
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George served as a Corporal and Radio Operator on C-47B #44-76406, 1202nd Air Air Force Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cuyahoga County, Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 1, 1942 at Camp Perry, Lacarne, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a inspector and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47B #44-76406 took off, with a crew of 3 and 18 passengers, from Accra, Ghana on a transport mission to Robert's Field, Liberia. For an unknown reason "Mayday's" were heard from the C-47. They disappeared and are believed to have crashed into the sea near Takordi, Ghana. All 21 on board were lost.

George was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

Service # 15354178

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Crew lost on C-47B #44-76406

Ellis, Alfred R. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Mulhern, Robert E. ~ F/O, Co-Pilot, MA
Shiffman, George A. ~ Corp, Radio Operator, OH

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18 Passengers lost on C-47B #44-76406

Brohinsky, Rose ~ Pfc, WAC, NY
Cooper, Doris F. ~ Sgt, WAC, IL
Flannery, Flossie D. ~ Pfc, WAC, IN
Friend, Frieda C. ~ Pfc, WAC, NY
Gollinger, Mary F. ~ Pfc, WAC, CA
Holden, Velma E. ~ Corp, WAC, NC
Hollingsworth, Odessa L. ~ Pfc, WAC, OK
King, Alice D. ~ Pfc, WAC, OR
Liles, Wilma E. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
McBride, Evelyn L. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
McKinney, Alice P. ~ Pfc, WAC, MI
Puchalla, Rose F. ~ Pfc, WAC, MN
Rice, Mildred E.~ Pfc, WAC, KS
Roomsburg, Tony P. ~ Pfc, WAC, CA
Rozzelle, Helen F. ~ Pfc, WAC, D.C.
Seyfert, Leona M. ~ Pfc, WAC, IL
Warlick, Ruth E. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
Williams, Bonnie L. ~ Pfc, WAC, KS

( Crew & Passenger List by: Russ Pickett )

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Previously added to Find A Grave,
source unknown:

Member of the 1201st Army Air Force Base Unit.

Died when his aircraft crashed at sea near Takoradi, Ghana.

Prents were Emanuel A. and Mary E. Schiffman.


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250292
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp George A Shiffman (1923–30 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250292, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .