George Murray Paddock was born on August 25, 1921 to Murray Albert and Eunice McCall Paddock who lived in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He had one older brother, Robert. Robert's parents immigrated from Wales.
George graduated from Kingston High School in 1939 and later moved to Ercidoun, Chester County where he worked at Lukens Steel Company for about five months before he entered the service.
George married Jeanne S. White July 25, 1941.
George entered service in the Army Air Corps on August 18, 1943. He received his gunnery training at Tyndall Field, Florida. He went overseas to the European Theater of Operations in June, 1944 and served with the 738th Bomb Squadron, 454th Bomb Group, Heavy flying B-24 Liberator bombers. This was the same bomb group that hero John Baker