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George S. Hunt
War: World War II
Branch: U.S. Air Force
Unit: 305th Bomb Group & 384th Bomb Group
Highest Rank: 1st Lieutenant
D.O.B. March 27, 1919
Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio
Citations/Medals: Purple Heart, Medal of Honor


George S. Hunt was drafted into the Air Force. George entered the service at at time when the United States was very short on flying personnel. After an accelerated training, George was sent to England.

George and his crew flew several difficult missions. One involved a crash landing in England. When George was finally shot down, his plane was shot up so badly that the crew jumped out.

George was captured and taken to a stalag where he spent 14 months. Upon discharge George entered college and received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Wildlife.

George became a Professor of Natural Resources and taught about birds, trees, and nature until his death in 1971. His history and experiences were relayed by his widow, Virginia Hunt.

Although he lived only until the age of 51, he touched many lives and carried a message of being careful of our environment, and of making our land better for future generations.