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Wilbourne E Blount

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W.E. "Bill" Blount was my Father. He was born in Slocomb, Alabama on July 1, 1915 and died December 7, 1972. I am extremely proud of my Dad and consider him to be a war hero. He served from Grafton-Underwood in the 384th Bomb Group in 1943 and completed his required 25 combat missions over occupied Europe. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters and the Air Medal for his service.

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  • Wilbourne Blount

    Military | Captain | Navigator on B-17 "Little America" | 384th Bomb Group
    W.E. "Bill" Blount was my Father. He was born in Slocomb, Alabama on July 1, 1915 and died December 7, 1972. I am extremely proud of my Dad and consider him to be a war hero. He served from Grafton-Underwood in the 384th Bomb Group in 1943 and...

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30033 "Little America"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [S0-G] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43, then the 546BS [BK-G]; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Maj Maurice Stanley Dillingham, Co-pilot:...

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Date Contributor Update
17 April 2019 19:07:04 wfblount Changes to media associations
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Bill Blount

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2019 19:01:18 wfblount Changes to media associations
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Bill Blount

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2019 13:27:03 wfblount Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards and person associations
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William Franklin Blount

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:19 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b...

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