Sgt George Charles Yelland

Sgt George Charles Yelland

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 15 Apr 1945 (aged 24)
Italy
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot J Row 4 Grave 10
Memorial ID 56316061 · View Source
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George served as a Sergeant on B-24L (#44-49024), 830th Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Alameda County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 22, 1942 at Stockton Field, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farmer and also as Single, without dependents.

George was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by flak and crashed 15 miles West South West of Venosa, Italy during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-930425

Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Bennington who resided in Oakland, California.

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Airmen who perished on B-24L (#44-49024):

Andrew, Treat P, Jr ~ Corp, Connecticut
Bengivengo, Joseph ~ Corp, New Jersey
Jackson, W H ~ Corp, California
Larkin, Robert N ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Massachusetts
McCall, George H, Jr ~ Corp, Virginia
O'Malley, Robert B ~ Corp, Missouri
Perry, Joseph ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Turner, Barryon L ~ 2nd Lt, Maine
Yelland, George C ~ Sgt, California

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

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt George Charles Yelland (22 Jun 1920–15 Apr 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56316061, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .