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George Whitney Military Service Portrait


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George Whitney Military Service Portrait


George A. Whitney
Sgt United States Army Air Corps
533rd Bomb Squadron
381st Bomb Group
8th Air Force

Died: Jan 11, 1944

George entered the serviee at Fort Devens in October 1942. He graduated from Armament School, Lowry Field, Colorado, in April 1943. He was a Tail Gunner
aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress.

He had a brief furlough at his home on Acton Street in May 1943, then reported to the 304th Bomb Squadron at Drew Field, Tampa, Florida.

George was MIA over Germany, and buried in the Netherlands.

George’s father Deane, was the first World War II veteran to join the American Legion after being discharged upon reaching age 38.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.




Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Framed Photo 8x10

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches