World War II
CHOATE JR, GEORGE RUDOLPH
Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Watonga, Blaine County. George R. Choate, Father, Watonga. Born October 12, 1923. Enlisted September 20, 1942. Decorations: Air Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Watonga High School in 1941. Member of the Baptist Church. Received wings and commission at Craig Field, Selma, Alabama. As Pilot served as one of the junior flight leaders of his squadron. Died October 24, 1944, in action on his 23d mission, as Pilot (alone) of a P-47 (Thunderbolt) fighter plane on a mission over Germany, near Elburg, Holland.
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