Balthazor, George Richard, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 770, Air Service Command (ASC)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Last Address
San Diego, California

Date of Passing
Jul 07, 2008
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION M1 ROW 1 SITE 1 (memorial, no remains)

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Enhanced memorial:
BALTHAZOR,GEORGE Former Fond du Lac, WI and San Diego, CA, resident "George" Richard Balthazor, born Richard George Balthazor, died on July 3, 2008 at age 86, in San Diego, CA.

Upon his death, without recognition nor correct verification of his actually having been a highly decorated World War II veteran, George was declared an "unclaimed indigent".

His remains were then cremated and scattered at sea off the coast of San Diego without a veteran's military funeral.
Other Comments:

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Force Bases/ InstallationsAviation Cadet Flight SchoolUS Air Force487th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Air Service Command (ASC)
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 055, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1944-1945, 839th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, 487th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 770, Air Service Command (ASC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1947-1951, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  B-17 Flying Fortress  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  L-5 Sentinal (Jungle Angel)  UC-64 Norseman  AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat  
  1943-1945, B-24 Liberator
  1944-1945, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1944-1945, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1944-1945, L-5 Sentinal (Jungle Angel)
  1944-1945, UC-64 Norseman
  1944-1945, AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat
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