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2Lt George A Ward

Birth
Death 31 Aug 1944 (aged 26)
Guangxi Region, China
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56791731 · 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 Second Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24J #44-40831, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Jersey prior to the war.

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-688567

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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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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56791731
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt George A Ward (27 Mar 1918–31 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56791731, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .