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William Joseph Bermande

Military

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen 18-May-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Memmingen; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6975.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Eugene Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen 18-May-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Memmingen; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6975. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6174 'Miss Chievious'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Hunter 9/6/44; Morrison 21/6/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 3/7/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Eugene Jackson, Lone, Higgins, Rothetr, Ulitch, Bermandie, Cook, Milks, Murphy (9 Killed in Action); Erickson ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Connecticut, USA 9 July 1907

Son of Rose Hurwitz Gordon.

Enlisted Hartford, CT 16 January 1943
Based Sterparone 1944 – 18 May 1944

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Memmingen, Germany 18 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen 18-May-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Memmingen; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6975.

Buried Buchenburg, Germany 19 May 1944

Interred
Buchenburg, Germany

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO 1946

Re-Interred
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay,
St. Louis County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2018 09:19:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28678285
https://www.fold3.com/image/606034637
https://www.fold3.com/record/85706750-william-j-bermande
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44111971

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