TSgt. George G. Fraga, ASN 14056010

Aerial Gunner - Bryan Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 13 May 41   Relieved From Duty w/10th AF: 18 Oct 43

51 Combat Mission

Distinguished Flying Cross    Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

Presidential Unit Citation

(Images/Info Courtesy of Fraga Family)

Bryan Crew

Back, L-R: Capt. Merle G. Bryan (P), 1Lt. Robert J.Clarke (CP)
Capt. Chester R. Williams (N), TSgt. Roy R. Hagerich (B)

Front, L-R: SSgt. Norman J. Blazzard (E), TSgt. William B. Stripling Jr.
SSgt. Harold J. Everett (RO), SSgt. Thomas L. Hendrix (G), Fraga

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"Among the first group of Combat Crews to
leave India for Home. Oct. 29, 1943"

Back: Williams (far right) and others from different crews
Front: Everett (far left), Fraga (2nd from right), Blazzard (far right), others from different crew

Close Calls for Sgt. Fraga

From notes of Sgt. Fraga: May 25, 1943 - I was in this gun turret cleaning it with 100 octane gas when static electricity caused it to explode. Plane caught fire burning tail turret off. Later repaired and we flew it on many more missions.

20 MM that nearly got me in tail turret.

436th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel