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William C Berryman

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. In 1943 his plane was forced down in the North Sea, and he was awarded the Air Medal, and promoted to Major, after his retrieval of the portable radio helped to save the entire crew.

Air Medal, Purple Heart

Service

People

  • Ralph Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast.

  • Donald Jacobs

    Military | Sergeant | engineer/Tail gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    On March 26th, 1944, Sgt Paul Raymond Scott went with his crew to Holland for an a maximum effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland to hit the boat pens with 344 bombers over the target. Despite heavy flak defenses, only one bomber was lost in the attack (this...

  • Halmyth Reese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. S ...

  • Paul Scott

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 Toid Boid'. ...

  • Alex Sundberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. RZ

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Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 453rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Suffolk County, Massachusetts 29 March 1905
Died IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2018 21:25:26 rzoontjens Changes to place associations
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Private investigation

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 12:43:18 rzoontjens Changes to aircraft associations
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private

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 12:42:45 rzoontjens Changes to events
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private message

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 12:18:22 rzoontjens Changes to person associations
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private invetsigation

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 19:52:58 rzoontjens Changes to biography
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personal investigation

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, WWII Memorial, Losses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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