Pottawattamie County

Sgt. George M. McCord

 

Former Neola Man Reported Dead

A war department telegram, received Friday by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McCord 2300 Avenue D, informed them that their son, Sgt. George M. McCord, has been missing over Germany since March 23. McCord was a top turret gunner on his Fortress. With his family, he formerly lived in Dunlap.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, April 23, 1944, Page 19

Missing Man Is Reported Dead

Sgt. George McCord, recently reported missing over Germany, had been officially listed as killed in action by the war department, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McCord, 2300 Avenue D.

Sgt. McCord served as a top turret gunner and assistant engineer on a Liberator bomber. Having just arrived in England at the time he was reported missing, this was believed by his parents to have been Sgt. McCord’s first bombing mission over enemy occupied territory.

Sgt. McCord was awarded his wings at the army air field in Harlingen, Tex., and received final specialized training at Alamogordo, N. M. Until a short time before his enlistment in December, 1942, he had resided with his family in and near Dunlap.

At the time he entered the service, he was employed by an aircraft company in California and at the Glen L. Martin bomber plant in Omaha.

His brother, Pvt. Bernard McCord is stationed with the army air force at Amarillo, Tex., where he is receiving co-pilot training.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, July 25, 1944, Page 5

County War Dead Back for Burial
Three Pottawattamie Soldiers in Shipment

The bodies of three Pottawattamie county war dead are being returned to the United States from Europe aboard the army transport Barney Kirschbaum. Seventy-six Iowans are included in the 4,684 remains being returned, the department of the army announced Tuesday.

[NOTE: Portions of this article regarding SSgt. Derald W. Melton, Pfc. Walter L. Moore and Sgt. Roy R. Ronnfeldt have been omitted but appear on their individual webpages within this site.]

Included with other southwest Iowans is Sgt. George M. McCord, son of Mrs. Dolores L. McCord of Dunlap.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, December 28, 1948, Page 7

S. W. Iowa Deaths
Sgt. George McCord

DUNLAP – Funeral services were held Wednesday at the First Methodist church for Sgt. George McCord, 23, who died March 23, 1944. The Rev. Fay Marriott officiated.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Friday, January 21, 1944, Page 11