Whiteman, George Allison, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 18th Pursuit Group
Service Years
1939 - 1941
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sedalia, Missouri
Last Address
Wheeler Field, Oahu, T.H.

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Sedalia, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II Fallen
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  2014, World War II Fallen1

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Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUS Air Force18th Pursuit Group
  1939-1940, US Army (USA)
  1940-1940, AAF MOS 1055, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1941, 44th Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1941-1941, 18th Pursuit Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Colleges Attended 
Missouri University of Science and Technology
  1935-1937, Missouri University of Science and Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-36 Hawk  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1940-1941, P-36 Hawk
  1941-1941, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On the morning of Sunday, Dec 7, 1941, Lt. Whiteman could not get an aircraft at Wheeler Field so he drove to Bellows Field where got into a P-40 and had just lifted off the runway when a Japanese aircraft shot him down. He died in the crash just off the end of the runway.
On December 3, 1955, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen Nathan Twining had Sedalia AFB, Missouri, renamed Whiteman AFB in his honor.
His younger brother, PFC Marshall Earl Whiteman, USMC, was killed in action in Korea Apr 9, 1953.

His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) George A. Whiteman (ASN: 0-399683), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving as a Pilot of the 44th Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group, at Bellows Field, Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on 7 December 1941. When surprised by a heavy air attack by Japanese Forces on Bellows Field and vicinity and while under fire, Second Lieutenant Whiteman attempted to take off to engage the enemy, and while so doing was shot down in flames by enemy aircraft.
General Orders: Authority: "Heroes of Pearl Harbor", Donald K. & Helen L. Ross

Action Date: 7-Dec-41

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: 44th Pursuit Squadron

Regiment: 18th Pursuit Group


 
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=461
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Allison_Whiteman
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60584950
https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=365982
https://aviation.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/A-Handful-of-Pilots.pdf
https://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/417991/three-44th-pursuit-squadron-pilots-among-heroes-at-pearl-harbor/
http://thepastpresented.com/index.php/tag/samuel-w-bishop/
   
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