McGovern, George Stanley, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1092-Pilot, B-24
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1092, 455th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1943 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Avon & Mitchell, South Dakota
Last Address
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Date of Passing
Oct 21, 2012
Location of Interment
Rock Creek Cemetery - Washington DC, District Of Columbia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section O, Lot 449

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He flew 35 B-24 combat missions from Italy. Included in them were several feats of great piloting. He later became a senator and presidential candidate.

Book: "The Wild Blue", Stephen Ambrose, Simon & Schuster, 2001.

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School741st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy	455th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1092, 741st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1092, 455th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II2
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Po Valley Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Dakota Wesleyan UniversitySouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleDakota Wesleyan UniversityGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Northwestern University
  1940-1943, Dakota Wesleyan University
  1943-1943, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1945-1946, Dakota Wesleyan University
  1946-1947, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  1947-1949, Northwestern University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-19 Trainer  BT-13 Valiant  AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat  AT-9  Jeep/Fledgling  
B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1943, PT-19 Trainer
  1943-1944, BT-13 Valiant
  1944-1944, AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat
  1944-1944, AT-9 Jeep/Fledgling
  1944-1945, B-24 Liberator
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 24, 2015, General Photos
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