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Cecil Edward Williams

Military

Bombadier Williams had enlisted in 1942 and was ultimately assigned to the 323rd Sqdn 91st BG at Bassingbourn. He flew on 26 combat missions mostly on 'Blue Dreams', was awarded the DFC and Air Medal and retired from the Reserves with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

After the war he studied Architectural Engineering and spent some 35 years with Conoco Oil Co. as Senior Engineer of Archittecture and Facilities Coordinator. He also designed many homes, commercial buildings and churches in the Poncha city area. Ceceil Williams died 25th April 2004 and was survived by his wife Kathy, two sons and two daughters.

Service

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...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

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 30 June 1921
Died 25 April 2004

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2020 09:50:51 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from newsletters of the 91st Bomb Group related to the service of Cecel Williams.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95810788/cecil-edward-williams;

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