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William T Whisner Jr.

Military

Became ace in a day, shot down 5. He was credited for 15 German Plaanes in the air and 3 on the ground during WW II he also receivved partial credit for a 16th kill in the air He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

15.50 + 5.5 in Korea

Service

People

  • Anthony Goebel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 36 missions in P-51D's 'Miss Genny Cloud' and 'Genny Cloud' named after his wife Miss Genevieve Cloud. Credited with two Me109's destroyed and bagged an Me262 before his tour ended. ...

Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-22515 'Missbehave' 'Brutal Lulu'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Salvaged 11-Mar-44 following crash-landing at RAF Manston with Lt Robert H Berkshire.

  • 44-14237 'Moonbean McSwine'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-8400

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Shreveport, LA, USA 27 October 1923
Died Rapides Parish, LA, USA 21 July 1989
Cremated

His ashes were scattered in the Red River.

See : http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=whisner&GSfn=willi...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2015 16:41:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to highest rank, biography and events
Sources

Biography details from : http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=whisner&GSfn=willi...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A. and Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force,Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 350 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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