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William J La Perch

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 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

    Command

  • 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...

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 Bronx, NY 26 April 1923

Son of William and Alice La Perch.

Lived in Passaic County, NJ 1941
Enlisted Newark, NJ 16 October 1942
Based Molesworth July 1944 – March 1945

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

Died Moorpark, CA 10 March 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2019 20:06:17 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/7157159-william-j-laperch
https://www.fold3.com/image/80603572?rec=80603635

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 22:12:22 JasonR Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/358goering.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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