Skip to main content
Edit entry 

George Percy Wensel Jr

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hawthorne crew. 32 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Baine Hawthorne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Show more

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Johnsonburg, PA 19 November 1913

Son of George Percy Snr and Lillian Wensel.

Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 8 March 1943

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based Kimbolton June 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 21 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Chester, PA 5 January 1985

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2019 14:22:59 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/543670908
https://www.fold3.com/image/288276578
https://www.fold3.com/record/19418364-george-wensel
https://www.fold3.com/record/87263870-george-p-wensel-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/625590663-george-wensel-1913

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Plaque in Memorial Gardens

Share