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George Elsworth Connelly

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3068

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30068 Phartzac

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 13/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P] Podington 29/5/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 6/43; Missing in Action...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 10 August 1920
Killed in Action (KIA) 19 August 1943
Buried Unionville, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 18:03:56 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
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Added a connection to the mission “VIII Bomber Command 85” - the mission to WOENSDRECHT for the 388th Bomb Group for 19 Aug 1943.

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 17:33:56 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added Born and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 70232477.

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 04:52:26 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #42-30068 and "George Connelly" mentioned in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 04:49:36 jmoore43 Changes to role
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Changed role per data in MACR 3068 at Fold3.

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 04:47:42 jmoore43 Changes to service number and biography
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Added the MACR 3068 to the "Summary biography". Added S/N from MACR 3068 data at Fold3.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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