Wallace, George Corley, Jr., SSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0737-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1945, XXI Bomber Command
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Clio, Alabama
Last Address
Montgomery, Alabama

Date of Passing
Sep 13, 1998
 
Location of Interment
Greenwood Cemetery - Montgomery, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Governor's Circle

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
Famous People Who ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, Famous People Who Served [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He enlisted Oct 20, 1942 not long after getting a law degree. He had worked his way through law school by boxing, doing food service jobs, and driving a cab. In the USAAF, he entered pilot cadet training but washed out. It turns out he had gotten spinal meningitis in basic training and this prevented him from becoming a pilot. He trained as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer and then flew B-29 combat missions in the Pacific. While doing so he served under Gen. Curtis E. LeMay who later in life would become his political running mate. Due to his health problems he was given a medical discharge in 1945.

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3570
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/daily/sept98/wallace.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/14/us/george-wallace-segregation-symbol-dies-at-79.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1676
http://www.archives.state.al.us/govs_list/g_wallac.html
   
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Flight Engineer Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolChina-Burma-India (CBI)15th Air ForceXXI Bomber Command
  1942-1942, M 0770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1943-1945, 15th Air Force
  1944-1945, XXI Bomber Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1945-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Alabama
  1937-1942, University of Alabama
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1943-1945, B-29 Superfortress
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sep 15, 1998, Daily Telegraph article
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