Virginia Heroes

George Wilmot Ross, Jr.

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: March 29, 1919
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 11, 1943
Died In: near Fijnaart, Netherlands

Second Lieutenant Ross served with the 331st Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.

He was serving aboard B-17 #42-39855 as a bombardier to Munster, Germany when it was  attacked by enemy fighters near Fijnaart, Netherlands. As the plane started to spin he fell from his seat and was not wearing a parachute pack.

He is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Before the war, he was a student at the University of Richmond.

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