Name: George Sharkey
Date of Birth: 2 Sep 20
Date of Commission: 10 Nov 42
Current assignment: Wingman, 487th fighter squadron
Bio: George Sharkey grew up in Hoisington, Kansas. He entered the Aviation Cadet Program of the U.S. Army Air Forces on January 25, 1942, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and awarded his pilot wings at Moore Field, Texas, on November 10, 1942 at the age of 23. After completing P-47 Thunderbolt training, he was briefly assigned to the 321st Fighter Squadron of the 326th Fighter Group at Westover Field, near Chicopee, Massachusetts and then joined the 487th Fighter Squadron of the 352nd Fighter Group in December 1942. Lieutenant Sharkey deployed with the group to England in July 1943. As of March, 1944, Lieutenant Sharkey has had zero air victories against the German Luftwaffe in the P-47 Thunderbolt.