Dall, George R., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 2750-Aerial Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1944, M 2750, Bombardment Units
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
La Mesa
Last Address
Saipan, Pacific area

Casualty Date
Dec 18, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Flight Engineer Badge

 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)US Air Force
  1941-1943, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1944, M 2750, Bombardment Units
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 Colleges Attended 
San Diego State UniversityCalifornia Institute of Technology
  1938-1939, San Diego State University
  1939-1941, California Institute of Technology
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1943-1944, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
George R. Dall was born in La Mesa, California, about 1921. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938, but soon took an Honorable (Medical) discharge.

He then attended San Diego State University for 1 year. Afterward, he attended and graduated from California Institute of Technology in 1941.

Dall entered the military again, in February 1941. He received training as a Flight Engineer, and was soon assigned to the B-29-type aircraft. It was the usual procedure to assign an officer as engineer on the more intricate B-29.

He was assigned to the 871st Bomb Squadron of the 497th Bomb Group, operating from an airfield on recently-taken Saipan. Bombing raids were conducted against targets throughout the Pacific area, but mainly against the Japanese home islands.

It was on such a mission against the Mitsubishi Aircraft Factory in Nagoya, Japan, on December 18, 1944, that Lt. Dall's aircraft disappeared. Witnesses stated the aircraft made the normal turn toward home base, but was never seen again.

All the crew are memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Honolulu American Cemetery in Hawaii.

USAAC-USAAF Aircraft Inventory Reports



The aircraft involved in this incident was B-29 # 42-63413, nicknamed "Dixie Darlin'", assigned to the 871st Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 10657 names the crew as:

1 Lt Granville H. Walling      A/C
2 Lt John C. Baudendislel   nav
2 Lt James A. Callaghan    bomb
2 Lt George R. Dall     eng
2 Lt Clifford E. Reid    c-p
TSgt Robert M. Jacoby  OFC
SSgt Howard G. Ross    right  gunner
Sgt Chester C. Dlugokenky      radar op
Sgt John R. Kolsclaw     tail gun
Sgt Garland V. Land    left  gunner
Sgt Gerald W. Sturdivant     radio op

Unlike the B-17 and such, the B-29 had primary gun control situated in the central fire control position (OFC) with a gunner in each of the left and right gun blisters.

On the more intricate B-29, it was usual procedure to utilize an officer in the Flight Engineer position.

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