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William B Gaillard

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4237866. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming near the close of 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces connected with a...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37866

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/9/43;Harvard 17/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ-D] Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Warren Donahue, Co-pilot: Melvin McArdie, Navigator: Hugh Simms, Bombardier: Bill Gaillard, Flight engineer/top turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4250 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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