668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. George Wayne Scott

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  35548906

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 11-Aug-1924, Rossford, Ohio

Entered Military Service: Date: 27-Feb-1943 At: Toledo, OH
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 35548906

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 3-Jun-1944
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 4-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 112523

Died: 25-Nov-2015, Williamsville, Illinois

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry
Find-A-Grave


Obituary

George SCOTT

WILLIAMSVILLE, IL - George Scott, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, and was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clementine; sons, George Wayne Scott, Jr., and Jeffrey Lynn Scott; and seven siblings.

George served in WWII as a Staff Sargent and Gunner in the combat crew of an A-20 aircraft. He and his crew were shot down over France on June 3, 1944. They were captured by the German Army and held for 11 months as POWs at Buchenwald; then were liberated by the allies under the command of General George Patton. George and his fellow POWs were memorialized in a documentary, "The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald" and he was recently honored by Senator Dick Durbin who read his story into the Congressional Record of the United States of America.

He is survived by one son, Kevin Lee Scott; two sisters, Donna Scott and LaVerne Martin; three stepdaughters, Jayme (Clint) Oglesby, Judith Michaelle Large, Joyce (William) Evans; four stepsons, John Stephen (Libby) Large, Jeffrey Grayson (Brenda) Large, Larry Dewayne (Barbara) Kenoyer and Loren Eugene (Holly) Kenoyer; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation for George will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Ill. Funeral Services will immediately follow the visitation at 11 a.m.

Burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Springfield VFW Post #10302, St. Jude or Springfield DAV.

On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.

State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) , George SCOTT Obituary, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/15967E66A5DFBD60-15967E66A5DFBD60 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)




MACR 6049 Details



Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft hit by flak over target area, dropped out of formation. Last seen to crash at Bourg Archard, France.

Description:
One aircraft, piloted by Lt. A.P. Mikas, was hit in the target area. He lost altitude and was last seen to crash or crash land on the bank of the Seine River near Bourg-Achard. His two gunners were Sgt. G.W. Scott and S/Sgt. A.W. Newkirk. No chutes were seen to come from the plane.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 65




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
12-Dec-1942
WW II Draft Registration
12-Dec-1942
Portrait
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Incarceration Documents - Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Marriage License
01-May-1945
Portrait
Headstone
Headstone
Headstone
Headstone
WW II Honoree



See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources