Staff Sergeant George Washington Higgins was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Wing based at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. On April 12, 1951, while on a bombing mission, his aircraft was attacked by an enemy MiGs and it was ditched. His remains were recovered.
Location of Loss At Sea: West Coast North Korea

Before being Killed in Action, George was awarded the Air Medal and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters on his Purple Heart.

Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
United Nations Service Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 February 1928
  • Date of death: 12 April 1951
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Air Force
  • Division/Assignment: 19th Bomber Group
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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