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William A Eagleson Jr

Military

30 missions

DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

People

  • John Nortridge

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    "If you fly with me, I'm going to bring you home." And he did.

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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52234 Corky Burgundy Bombers

    B-24 Liberator
    Manufactured at Ford's Willow Run plant. It carried a Sperry bombsight, rather than the Norden. It was delivered to the USAAF on 29 October 1943, then taken to the Birmingham, Alabama, Modification Center. It arrived at Hamilton Field, San Francisco,...

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Watertown, MA, USA 7 February 1920
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 19 February 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2016 12:40:12 usxpat Changes to nickname, events and place associations
Sources

An Emotional Gauntlet, Stuart J Wright, Pen & Sword Books, © 2004
Fold3, enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2016 11:53:59 usxpat Changes to nickname and role
Sources

http://www.oldbuck.com/media/32481/Aircraft-of-the-453rd.pdf

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

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

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