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1Lt George K Patten

1Lt George K Patten

Birth
Death 26 Nov 1944
Germany
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 42 Grave 12
Memorial ID 56374717 · View Source
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Son of Ainsley H. Patten who resided in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Husband of Marjorie C. Patten who resided in Milton, Massachusetts.

George served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J "The Moose" #44-40205, 853rd Bomber Squadron, 491st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Norfolk County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

George was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down and crashed near Gahrden, Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-754761

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His brother, 2Lt Irving B. Patten, was also "Killed In Action" during the war and is interred close to him. They are one of fourteen pairs of brother's interred together in the Epinal American Cemetery, France.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J (#44-40205):

Borger, Frederick F, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, PA
Hawkins, Francis S ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Murray, John P ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Patten, George K ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, MA
Williams, Marshall E ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, AK

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

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56374717
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt George K Patten (unknown–26 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56374717, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .