George Joseph Hellmuth

2nd Lt    0-748546    613th
District of Columbia
1919 - 1944

Pilot onboard 42-31374


Arlington National cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Plot : 11 - 823.
1919 - 1944

     George was born Jun 26, 1919, Washington, District of Columbia.
     In Jan 6, 1941 he enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Mar 13, 1944, Target: Gorenflos, France, after dropping bombs the plane was hit by flak.
     Ship was afire and exploded before hitting undercast.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when George died on the age of 23 he left behind his family :

         His father, George I. Hellmuth , age 55
         His mother, Jeanette Hellmuth, age 53
         His sister, Ruth Hellmuth, age 25

Top Row : Coventry J.A - Gipson R.E - Hellmuth G.J - Rae - Piper H.L. Jr.
Front Row : Novak - Moore R.W - Finnie C.S - DeVito M.F - Brandt - Bailey J.M

     George probably stayed in the plane.
     He was found near the wreckage of the plane.

     On march 18, he was buried at a English World War Memorial Cemetery, Abbeville/Somme.
     Grave J-9.

     On June 24, 1949 his body was returned to America.

This is how it works, girls. Lt Hellmuth explains the whys and wherefores of a Flying Fort to
WAC Pvt Mabel F. Powell and WAC T/Sgt Alice Forsht. Capt H. L Piper looks on.

Mission to Gorenflos, France, operation " Crossbow " (Nazi rocket sites), flak hit ship and on no. 3 engine and exploded.
Chrashed near St Quen, France.

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