George Edward Sims was born in Johnson City, TN
First Lieutenant Service Number: 14357360
3625th Training Wing U.S. Air Force
Specialty: Fighter Pilot (T-33a Shooting Star #51-6589)
He died 20 May 1953 after an aircraft accident
His aircraft exploded mid-air, 14 miles northwest of Panama City, Tyndall AFB, FL
War: Korean (100 combat flight missions)
Interred: Arlington National Cemetery, Section 10, Site 10610-B, Arlington, VA

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 27 July 1927
  • Date of death: 20 May 1953
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 3625th Flying Training Wing
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with Three Devices, National Defense Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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