1Lt George R Cloer

1Lt George R Cloer

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death 10 Aug 1944 (aged 26)
Berat, Berat, Albania
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56362848 · View Source
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George served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #42-64373, 513rd Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Fremont County, Wyoming prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 5, 1941, prior to the war, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-64373 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission over Unirea, Romania. After a successful bombing run B-24J #42-64373 got off course on the way back to their base and flew over a small airfield near Berat, Albania where they were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed near Berat during the war.

George was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # O-696429

George also has a "Cenotaph" in the Mountain View Cemetery, Riverton, Wyoming with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-64373:

Bock, Donald L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Cloer, George R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WY
Greene, Walter C ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
McConnon, John S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, PA
Shaffner, Wayne O ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IL
Wilkins, Russell H ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TN

1st Lt. John B. Metcalf (Bombardier), T/Sgt. Charles P. McKeague (Radio Operator), S/Sgt. William F. Trentzsch (Gunner), and S/Sgt. Frederick R. Petitt (Gunner) all survived the crash and became POW's.

( Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56362848
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt George R Cloer (18 Aug 1917–10 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56362848, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .