George Cruickshank, Cpl., World War II
Cpl. George Cruickshank, Jr.
Cpl. Geo. Cruickshank, Jr.
Under the date of December 13, 1944, the following item and photograph were received from the Government authorities for publication: “An Eighth Air Force Fighter Station, England -- Corporal George Cruickshank, 24, Hanna, Wyoming, gives the green light to P-47 Thunderbolts landing at an Eighth Air Force field in England, after a mission over Germany. He is an airfield controller in the 78th Fighter Group, commanded by Colonel Fredric C. Gray, Abilene, Texas. This group escorts Eighth Air Force heavy bombers on their attacks on targets deep in the Reich, and bombs and strafes Nazi communications and supply lines. Cpl. Cruickshank directs landings and take-offs from the field by lamp and radio.”
Cpl. Cruickshank is a former employee of The Union Pacific Coal Company at Hanna. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cruickshank, live there. (UPCCEM, February 1945)
Note: No Hanna Basin death record was found.