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William Donald Sachau

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Werner Goering

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Capt Werner G. Goering (P) - Was the nephew of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering Commander in Chief of the Nazi German Luftwaffe. Capt Goering completed 48 credited combat missions on 28 Jan 1945 (Mission 308) and was promoted to Captain while a Lead...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37838 'Fearless Fosdick'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Molesworth 27/6/44; Missing in Action Weisbaden 15/8/44 with Capt Arnold Litman, Co-pilot: Larry Stein, Navigator: Wayne Krouskup, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 44-8238

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19/7/44; Hunter 23/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-Y] Molesworth 3/10/44; landing accident with Sam Taylor 5/5/45, Salvaged 6/5/45.

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, CA 9 April 1923

Son of William O and Carolina
Sachau.

Lived in Berkeley County, CA 1942
Enlisted Santa Ana, CA 17 April 1943
Based Molesworth July 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died July 1983

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2019 17:30:00 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/image/30324439
https://www.fold3.com/image/631193850
https://www.fold3.com/record/76887775-william-sachau
https://www.fold3.com/record/85022080-william-d-sachau
https://www.fold3.com/image/132913167?rec=134057794

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://303rdbg.com/rost-rs.html#R

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