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William V Williams

Military

Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #425178 'The Old Stand. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Capen Simons

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3119. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-5178 'The Old Stand', Prisoner of War (POW).

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40000 Just Nothing / Quad Zero

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43. Gr Island 12/11/43. Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-F] Bassingbourn 4/1/44. ...

  • 42-5178 The Old Stand By

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/10/42; New Castle 19/10/42; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 21/12/42; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-L] Bassingbourn 11/1/43; Missing in Action on its 15th mission, to Anklam, Germany on 9 October 1943. Pilot James D. Judy; Co-pilot: John K....

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Winford, South Dakota, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Denmark 9 October 1943
Died 9 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 898 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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