George Bell Hendrix


Agricultural Education

Attended Clemson during the 1938-1939 school year.

Lexington, SC

Father - H. C. Hendrix. He was reared by his aunt, Miss Minnie Hendrix, as his mother died when he was one year old. He was also survived by 4 brothers, H.B., Robert, and Carl O. of Lexington, and Sgt. W. G. Hendrix; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Louis Amick and Mrs. Julian Q. Snelgrove (nee Beulah Lee Hendrix) of Lexington, and Mrs. O.L. Harmon of Fort Benning, GA.

Army Air Force, Sergeant

414th Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomb Group

Oct 16, 1917

Aug 26, 1943

DNB (Death non-Battle) - On August 26, 1943, he and five of his comrades were killed near Tunisia when a B-17, which was being loaded with bombs, exploded.

Saint Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lexington, SC


Additional Information

After attending Clemson and before he entered the Army he was in the mercantile business and was also connected with the Palmetto Life Insurance company.  He volunteered for service on January 21, 1942.  His remains were sent home to Lexington, SC for a private committal service conducted from the St. Peters Lutheran Church.

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