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2nd Lt. George B. Munroe

Born on March 21, 1918 in Moline, Illinois and grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis). He attend college for engineering.  After graduation, he joined the Army Air Corps, and completed flight training.

Due to a shortage of navigators was assigned to that role. After the February 23, 1942 mission, he went on to fly more missions as a navigator for over a dozen more missions. Then, became a command pilot of his own B-17 for an additional 14 missions in the New Guinea theater with the 19th Bombardment Group's 'Kangaroo Squadron'.

Married to Emily Sue Fletcher, "Mimi" on January 19, 1946, in her hometown of Arcadia, Missouri. After the war, Monroe stayed in the military in various capacities and postings around the world including: Panama, Ohio, Japan, Alabama, Virginia, Paris and Washington DC. Afterwards, he retired from the military and worked for the rail road before fully retiring. 

Munroe lived in retirement in northern Virginia and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2010 prior to his 92nd birthday and will be buried at Arlington Cemetery with his wife.

          B-17E 41-2446 art by Jack Fellows via IHRP

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