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2Lt William M Shafer, Shafer was a navigator who served with the 95th bomb group and 412th bomb squadron. He was part of the 8th Air Force group awarded 3 Distinguished Unit citations, the first for an aircraft factory bombing raid under intense enemy fire. He and his crew were lost in action when their B-17 bomber crashed into the English Channel due to mechanical failure on June 14, 1944.

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Units

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-707118
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date: 17 Jul 2020 08:01:14
ContributorMichelbe
Sources

Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH