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William H Searles

Military

Arrived Seething August 1943. Worked with RAF to prepare base for bomb group. CO of 58th STA COMP. Appointed Ground Exec 448th BG November 1944 on assumption of command by CO, Colonel Westover.

GC/ ETO w/ 3 battle stars/ ATO/ Croix de Guerre w/ palm

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 58th Station Complement Squadron

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fairmont, Nebraska 25 August 1910

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:12 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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