2/Lt. George E. Eichorn


(F. Birtciel)

2/Lt. George E. Eichorn

343rd FS - 07 January 1945 - 21 February 1945 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-15060

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

Not Known

Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born in Ashland, Montana, 25 June 1922.
Home of Record - Scobey, MT
ASN - O-2056927
07 January 1945 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
Downed by ground fire on 21 February 1945 near Bamberg in Germany.
MACR No. 12593
February 1945 - Awarded the Air Medal
Awards
Memories Captain William H. Lewis (flight leader) report of Lt. Eichorn's crash - "Crashed in vicinity of Bamberg, Germany, due to flak.  Torn-off right wing at root and cart-wheeled into trees.  Looked as if no survival."
   

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