F/O. George Nastanovich


(G. Nastanovich via F. Birtciel)

F/O. George Nastanovich

343rd FS - 23 February 1945 - 22 March 1945 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

Was flying Maj. Giller's P-51D CY-G 44-14985 "The Millie G" when bailed out.

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
351 22 March 1945 Schwabisch Hall (White 2)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born 19 August 1923
ASN - T-63514
23 February 1945 - Assigned as a Flight Officer to the 343rd Fighter Squadron
22 March 1945 - Prisoner of War
MACR No. 13240
Collant leak overheated engine and F/O Nastanovich bailed out near Schwabisch -Hall A/F.
Was a prisoner of war until the 23rd April 1945.

Passed away on 11th February 2015

Awards
Memories Nastan , George
Aug. 19, 1923 - Feb. 11, 2015

George Nastan - Passed away February 11, 2015 at the age of 91.
Born and raised in Binghamton, NY, George joined the Army Air Force on December 7, 1942. Trained as a fighter pilot at the air field in Venice, FL, he was assigned to the 55th Fighter Group based in England. As a P-51 pilot, he flew bomber escort over occupied Europe. On his 13th mission, his plane was shot down. Captured, he escaped twice managing to meet an advancing American tank column on the second attempt. He earned an Air Medal and Purple Heart for his service.
George continued to impact others with his devotion to family and friends. With his willingness to help, always providing sage advice with a subtle wit, he guided his family, friends and acquaintances in ways they will always remember. He lead through example and those he touched are many.
George is survived by his wife, Mary of 69 years; two sons, Robert and Richard; two daughter-in-laws, Mary and Sherry and two granddaughters who will miss him greatly, Stacey and Abigail. George was the son of Metro and Julia Nastanovich.
A military burial will be held Thursday, February 26th at 3p.m. at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2015
   

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