George McMillan Guy was born on 17 December 1922 in Florida to Arthur Taylor Guy and Georgia Ray McMillan.
Died of wounds 12 August 1943
91st Bomber Group, 324th Bomber Squadron, Heavy
8th Air Force
Aircraf B-17F, serial number 42-3031 was on a bombardment mission to Hamburg, Germany. The Aircraft was hit by flak at the target and at first started down from 27,000 feet out of control. The pilot evidently gained control of the aircraft as it subsequently lost altitude in a low gradual glide following approximately the course taken by the formation but of necessity always falling behind.
The A/C was last definitely identified by crew members of A/C 679, which was the last A/C of the entire formation, a few miles southwest of Bremen on a course that would have allowed it to cross the enemy coast just southwest of Bultrum Island. It was at 3,000 feet and slowly losing altitude with three enemy aircraft attacking it. Only three parachutes were seen to come from this aircraft by the two officers who last sighted it, 2nd Lt James F. McIlvoy and 2nd Lt. Chauncey H. Hicks. The aircraft crashed near Niendorf, Germany, south of Hamburg.
2nd Lt Cadilek, 2nd Lt Guy, T/Sgt Monahan and S/Sgt Oyler did not survive. 2nd Lt Cadilek died on 4 August 1943 as a Prisoner of War at Oflag 9A/Z Rotenburg An Der Fulda Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 51-09.
Lt Guy Bailed out of the nose hatch, apparently uninjured. Lt. Guy died in a hospital in Rottenburg, Germany, from injuries presumably received when he parachuted from the B*17 on which he was a navigator. He participated in all the Hamburg raids.
Pilot 1st Lt James W. Rendall Jr.
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Vernon O. Brack
Navigator 2nd Lt George M. Guy
Bombardier 2nd Lt Robert G. Cadilek
Radio Operator T/Sgt John E. Monahan
Engineer T/Sgt George A. Johnson
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt Robert L. Oyler
Tail Gunner S/Sgt Charles F. Murray
Flexible Gunner S/Sgt Byron L. Brunty
Flexible Gunner S/Sgt David V. Ramsey
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 6 September 1943
Lt. George McMilland Guy, Chattanoogan in the army air corps, died in an enemy prison in Europe, the War Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Guy of Signal Mountain, yesterday.
Lt. Guy had been reported missing in action after a bombing raid over Hamburg, Germany, July 26. The 20-year-old navigator volunteered for the air corps, Feb. 1, 1942, while a freshman at the University of Chattanooga and reported to Maxwell Field, Ala., May 16, 1942. Classified as a navigator there, Lt. Guy received hsi wings in January of this year at Monroe, La. He took his combat training at Blythe, Calif., and Pyote, Texas, and left for overseas duty on May 29. Lt. Guy received his early education in school at Gainesville, Fla., his birthplace and on Signal Mountain. He graduated from Chattanooga High School, where he was a captain in ROTC.
Besides his parents, Lt. Guy is survived by his sister, Mrs. William Franklin Harris Jr.,; an aunt, Mrs. R.A. Bettis, of Signal Mountain and a nephew, William Franklin Harris III. He was a grandson of the late Dr. J.P. McMillan, a Presbyterian minister in Chattanooga.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 17 December 1922
- Date of death: 12 August 1943
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Signal Mountain
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 91st Bomber Group, 324th Bomber Squadron, Heavy
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Liberty Hill Cemetery, Acworth, Cobb County, Georgia
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
- Sponsored by: Susan Saunders Steele
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