2 Lt George Lee Coffing, 2nd Training Depot Station, RAF.
From Covington, Indiana, George was born on 15 January 1895. He enlisted into the US Aviation Service in July 1917 at Chicago and was then sent on to Columbus Barracks, Ohio where he was discharged on account of physical disability. In November 1917, he travelled to Toronto, Canada where, on 25 November, he enlisted into the Royal Flying Corps and gained a commission. After being sent overseas, he died in a flying accident near Edinburgh, Scotland on 24 Feb 1919. George's body was repatriated to the USA and he is now buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in his home town of Covington, Ill.
24 February 1919
Research by David O'Mara