Sgt George M Harvey

Sgt George M Harvey

Birth
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 22 May 1944 (aged 33)
Chimbu (Simbu), Papua New Guinea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot L Row 2 Grave 131
Memorial ID 56767606 · View Source
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George served as a Sergeant & Gunner on F-7A "Under Exposed" #42-73052, 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 5, 1942 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Married.

F-7A #42-73052 took off, with a crew of 11 and 2 other F-7As, from Nadzab Airfield, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a combat mapping mission over Padaidori Island Group, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.

Shortly after takeoff they crashed, for an unknown reason, into Mount Wilhelm, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea. The entire crew was lost in this crash.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13088758

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Airmen who perished on F-7A #42-73052:

Barstow, Loren G ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Boudreaux, Stephen J, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, LA
Connor, Jack S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
Degollado, Luis ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Diamond, Leonard ~ Sgt, Photographer, CT
Dick, George ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Harvey, George M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Maillie, Edwin P ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, IA
Puck, Douglas H ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MN
Schmitt, John W ~ Sgt, Gunner, WA
Valentine, Harold M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56767606
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt George M Harvey (6 May 1911–22 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56767606, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .