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William H Searles


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


Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Fairmont, Nebraska 25 August 1910


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:12 AAM AAM ingest

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