Henry Bascom Williams

Military

Object Number - UPL 41806

Major Henry B. Williams was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 was off the filed course by some 50 miles and crashed into Skiddaw Mountain, near Keswick in Cumbria, United Kingdom. All 10 aboard were killed. Major Williams was listed as passenger on this plane.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-432027
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-447194
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: passenger
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19080550 at enlistment, then O-731036
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-464349
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-366456
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: passenger

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Flaming Mayme
  • Unit: 482nd Bomb Group 813th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

New York City, New York, United States 1905-06-24 the son of Robert Lee Williams and Margaret (Ashenden) Williams - Brooklyn
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Died

Skiddaw, near Keswick, United Kingdom 1943-09-14 in the crash of B-17E Serial 41-9051

Buried

Revisions

Date2 Mar 2020 17:24:56
ContributormiAmigo
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Information from cousin (Henry Williams)

Date7 Nov 2017 13:43:42
ContributorED-BB
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Research on personnel on board 41-9051
WWII Casualties for Washington, DC
US Census 1920

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:38
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book: Hell on High Ground, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 281-2 82

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