Pvt George Henry Faust

Pvt George Henry Faust

Birth
Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Oct 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56767303 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 15, 1946

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Husband of June Faust who resided in Windsor, Pennsylvania.

George served as a Private, Headquarter's Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was assigned as the Photographer on B-24J #44-40947, 72nd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force.

He resided in Somerset County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 15, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the mechanical treatment of metals and also as Married.

B-24J #44-40947 took off from Pitu Airfield (APO 719) on Morotai, North Maluku Province, Indonesia on an armed search for enemy shipping off Borneo. After take off, nothing was ever heard from the bomber again. It is unknown if this B-24 was lost due to bad weather, mechanical failure or enemy action.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33303618

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #44-40947:

Albert, William A, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WA
Bailes, Keith C ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Faust, George H ~ Pvt, Photographer, PA
Holland, Calvin S ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Ivey, Josie W ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, FL
Lape, Dwane E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
McLaughlin, Warren F ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Palmer, Donald N ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Runde, Kenneth P ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Schow, Mason R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Worley, Charles D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56767303
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George Henry Faust (18 Sep 1921–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56767303, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .