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Roy E Williams


Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107020, Killed in Action (KIA).




  • William McQuoid

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107020, Killed in Action (KIA). PH ...

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Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107020 Flak Happy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 11/3/44; transferred 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Edwin Wright, Co-pilot: Capt George Hughes, Navigator: Wray Hylton,...


Event Location Date
Born New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 May 1944
Died 12 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 December 2020 18:10:58 jmoore43 Changes to events

Removed extraneous info from the KIA event.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2020 18:07:39 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 17:15:43 ElaineBalsley Changes to biography and events

Served w/ SSgt William James McQuoid, Jr.'s See page for details

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 17:12:14 ElaineBalsley Changes to nickname

Name on the back of a photograph - served with SSgt William James McQuoid, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:35 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4773 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database