George Roy Maupin was born in Wartburg, Tennessee to Guy Maupin and Julia Allen Russell.

Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines

Aircraft B-24J with serial number 42-73242 departed from Kunning, China on a combat-ferry trip to Chabus, India.

Crew members
Pilot, Major Marry H. Musinski
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Toney W. Gochnauer
Navigator, 2nd Lt John B. Frazier
Bombardier, 2nd Lt George R. Maupin
Radio Operator, T/SGt Joseph P. Kurta
Engineer, T/Sgt Wellington W. Hull
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt John W. Karns
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Donak L. Adams

1st Lt Charles P. Mortimer
T/Sgt Edward W. Higgins
T/Sgt Jack R. Ferguson
S/Sgt Robert O. Watson

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 30 December 1944
Funeral services for Lt. Theodore (Ted) G. Martin, who was killed in an airplane accident Dec. 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be held from the Asbury Methodist Church. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery with full military honors.

The Miami Herald, 5 December 1943
Lt. Maupin, former Miami Seniro High and University of Miami football star, is serving with the 14th Chinese-American Air Force in China. After service in England and Africa, he exults over his assignment with Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault’s airmen. “He’s the mastermind of them all on how to fight the Jap in airial warfare,”he declared. Lt. Maupin praised the leadership of Gen. Chennault. “I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world to be a member of this outfit, and I’m proud as the devil.” He spoke highly of the Chinese. “The Chinese people are crazy about the Americans. To them, we are Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Lana Turner and Confusius all wrapped in one person. Wherever members of the 14th Air Force go they are greeted by ‘thumbs up’ and cries of ‘dingham.’ Thats Chinese for good. “Everything they have is ours and they will give the very shirt off their backs for the asking. They are brave people, these Chinese, and I’m in favor of giving them all the aid and arms that we possibly can. They hate the Japanese with a feeling that no other people (not even ourselves) can know. Given adequate equipment and training. I shudder to think of the fate of Japan when China’s millions begin to march. “Don’t worry about me,” Lt. Maupin told his friends. “No one in the 14th is afraid of the Japs!”  In 1938, he was selected on the all-city football team while attending Miami High. He worked in a real estate office while attending the University of Miami. Lt. Maupin entered the Army, serving as an enlisted man in the infantry and as a paratrooper. He was commissioned last April as a bombardier in the air forces and married a Colorado girl shortly before going overseas.

The Lexington Herald-Leader, 4 February 1944
For the second time within the last six weeks, Lt. George Roy Maupin, of the Army Air Forces, has been reported missing by the War Department, the youth’s fahter, Guy Maupin, of the Lexington police department, said today. The police official said he had been informed by the War Department that Lieutenant Maupin, a bombardier-pilot, had been missing since Jan. 25 while on a mission in the China-India area. No other details were given.
The flying officer was reported missing in action the first time on Dec. 23, when his plane was shot down somewhere in China. Fourteen days after being downed, the lieutenant returned to his base. He told how Chinese guerrilla fighters save him from the Japanese and guided him back to his post.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 July 1916
  • Date of death: 25 January 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: China-Burma-India
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: Margaret Maupin

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