Billy L Couch

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 250BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Assigned to 250BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) coastal training mission in B-17 42-102611 'Lady Boss', last seen 5 miles off Great Yarmouth. Posted MIA, later as no trace had been found, changed to Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6993.

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19051046 / O-816730
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boss Lady
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Dallas, TX, USA 24 March 1943

Died

5 miles off Great Yarmouth, UK 27 June 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) coastal training mission, last seen 5 miles off Great Yarmouth. Posted MIA, later as no trace had been found, changed to KIA MACR 6993.

Buried

Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 27 June 1944 Assigned to 250BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.
Gilmer, TX, USA

Born

Tarrant County, TX, USA Son of Charlie C Couch.