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William Thomas Bennett

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 1119th Quartermaster Company

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 31 May 1920
Enlisted Columbus, OH, USA 1 April 1943

Residence: Coshocton County, Ohio
Private, Branch Immaterial

Promoted Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 1944

•Promoted to Technician 4th Grade on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #31 dated 15 February 1944.
•Promoted to Technician 3rd Grade on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #137 dated 14July 1944.

Transferred Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 17 March 1944

Transferred from Air Corps (AC) to Quartermaster Corps (QMC) on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #51 Dated 17 March 1944.

Promoted 26 April 1945

Promoted to Staff Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #90 dated 26 April 1945.

Died Ohio, USA 22 June 1993

Burial:
Chalfant Cemetery
Trinway
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2016 20:18:58 bombercommand Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

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