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George John Beys

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin mission in B-17 42-31386 'Sky Duster'. Unable to escape doomed A/C. 19-May-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4949

Awards: AM, PH

Service

People

  • Ernest Roth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin mission in B-17 42-31386 'Sky Duster'. Unable to escape doomed A/C. 19-May-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4949 Awards: AM, PH

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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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31386 'Sky Duster'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/10/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 18/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin (36m) 19/5/44 with Ernie Roth, Navigator: George Bays, Bombardier: Herman Moening, Radio Operator: Earl Buckingham, Ball turret gunner: Ralph...

Missions

  • 358

    19 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chehalis, WA 18 December 1915

Son of John G Beys.

Enlisted Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX 25 November 1940
Lived in El Paso, Texas 1941

Husband of Lillian A Beys.

Based Molesworth 1944 – 19 May 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Pichelsberg, Germany 19 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin mission in B-17 42-31386 'Sky Duster'. Unable to escape doomed A/C. 19-May-44 KIA. MACR 4949

Buried Pichelsberg, Germany 20 May 1944

Interred
Pichelsberg Cemetery

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot C Row 3 Grave 39

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2019 21:11:51 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28651436
https://www.fold3.com/record/84734647-george-j-beys
https://www.fold3.com/record/529855663-george-j-beys
https://www.fold3.com/image/626334335?terms=George%20Beys
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357127/george-j-beys

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4949

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