1Lt George H Pierpont

1Lt George H Pierpont

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 31 Aug 1944 (aged 25)
Guangxi Region, China
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56784824 · 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 20, 1946.

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George's remains were recovered in the late 1990's and he was interred with his crew at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on August 21, 2000.

" Click Here " for his record at Arlington.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name on the tablets at Manila to signify his remains were recovered.


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George served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #44-40831, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Virginia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 12, 1942 in Richmond, Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the mechanical treatment of metals and also as Single, without dependents.

George was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, being badly damaged and returning from a mission to bomb enemy ships in Takao Harbor off Takao (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), crashed into Mount Arisan in China during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-802781

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Buckley, Fred P ~ Pfc, Radar Operator, KS
De Lucia, Anthony W ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
Deming, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, WA
Drager, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Kearsey, Robert L ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Kelley, Ellsworth V ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, OH
Netherwood, Vincent J ~ Pvt, Gunner, NY
Pierpont, George H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA
Tomenendale, Franklin A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Ward, George A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NJ

Note: B-24J #44-40783 was also lost on this same mission. For more on this B-24 see:

Clendenen, Norman B ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, CA

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

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56784824
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt George H Pierpont (9 Mar 1919–31 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56784824, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .