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French, George Wyer, 1915-2003


Biographical Note

George Wyer French was born on August 30, 1915 in Portland, Maine. He moved around quite a bit, living in various places including the Panama Canal Zone. On February 6, 1941 French enlisted in the United States Navy and served on board the U.S.S. President Jackson during World War II. French retired from military services on July 1, 1962 at the rank of Commander.

On July 25, 1987 French married Yolande Williams (1919-2003)in Kitsap, Washington state. George W. French died on December 3, 2003.


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lee M. Shelton and George W. French World War II Collection

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2003-07-25
Contents of the Collection The collection contains materials related to Lee M. Shelton and George W. French. Both men served during World War II, though in different military branches. Shelton was part of the Army Air Forces and his materials include photographs of military personnel and activities, such as inspections and navigational procedures; correspondence and a graduation announcement for Blythville Army Air Field. French served with the Navy and his materials include photographs of naval ships, including the...

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