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William L Anciaux

Military

William L Anciaux flew as a navigator with the 466th Bomb Group. He was interned after his B-17 (serial number 44-10521), nicknamed 'Laden Maid', crashed in Sweden on 2 April 1945.

Service

People

  • Charles Lanham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    INT crashed in Sweden on 2 Apr 45 in B-17 'Laden Maid' #4410521

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 1923

Son of Roy and Hazel Marie (Hensley) Anciaux. He had a sister Orlynn Helen (Anciaux) McKibbin (1916-2014)

Lived in Exira, Iowa 1940
Married Joyce Ann Lensch Exira, IA 50076, USA 5 October 1944
Interned (INT) Sweden 2 April 1945
Crashed Sweden 2 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2015 22:36:15 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 15:14:13 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Obituary of his sister Orlynn Helen (Anciaux) McKibbin: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/auduboncountynews/obituary.aspx?n=orlyn...

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 15:05:32 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Findagrave record for his wife, Joyce: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89883604

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 15:01:34 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Combined three entries for this airmen into one entry. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13736 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

POW info: http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=18460

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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