2Lt George G Radford

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Death 13 Feb 1943
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56762932 · View Source
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George served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24D #41-23980, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Idaho prior to the war.

B-24D #41-23980 was 1 of 6 B-24's that took off from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal Solomon Islands on a bombing mission to attack enemy ships in the Shortland Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands & Buin, Bougainville Province, Papua New Guinea area.

Over Shortland Harbor they were hit by anti-aircraft fire and exploded and crashed. The entire crew was lost in this crash.

George was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-387242

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23980:

Barton, Theodore ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, TX
Battersby, Hiram E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
Beaupre, Elmer J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Boyer, Elbert H ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Eilts, Leo J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NE
Meigs, Hiram W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, AL
Radford, George G ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, ID
Stearns, William A ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, OK
Trager, George K ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, KS

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56762932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt George G Radford (unknown–13 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56762932, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .