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George W Van Doren


George Van Doren served as a radio operator/gunner with the 559th Bomb Squadron of the 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.


Units served with

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1919
Lived in Northampton, PA, USA June 1944
Enlisted 15 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 15:54:22 Lucy May Changes to service number and events

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Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 15:52:21 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations