William Aaron

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 49471 - Grave marker for the communal grave of William Aaron Louis Ajello, Truman Armstrong, Laurence Barben, Roy Bolin, Robert Oleson and Charles Weatherly...

Killed in Action (KIA) 09/27/44 Shot down on Kassel mission crashed at Krauthausen in B-24 #42-51355

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Units served with

A pathfinder B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51681) of the 453rd Bomb Group flies in formation with a fellow Liberator of the 453rd and and a pathfinder Liberator of the 445th Bomb Group. Image via Alan Rowsell.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-722971
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-773278
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-771270
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-705107
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39618538
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, NY, USA 12 May 1923 Parents: Philip Aaron and Freda Aaron née Krause

Enlisted

Hartford, CT, USA 1 July 1942

Died

Eisenach, Germany 27 September 1944 killed in action, plane shot down
Bridgeport, CT, USA

Buried

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Revisions

Date29 Apr 2021 01:03:19
Contributoracbernstein1
Sources

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Date6 Jan 2020 02:47:47
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" in the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography".

Date6 Jan 2020 02:42:45
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a connection to 8th AF.

Date22 Nov 2014 20:36:44
ContributorDeemax
Sources

National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

Date22 Nov 2014 20:28:22
ContributorDeemax
Sources

findagrave.com

Date22 Nov 2014 20:20:44
ContributorDeemax
Sources

findagrave.com

Date22 Nov 2014 20:15:13
ContributorDeemax
Sources

National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; ARC: 1263923. World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park. College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Date22 Nov 2014 19:43:42
ContributorDeemax
Date21 Nov 2014 13:21:12
ContributorDeemax
Sources

Ancestry.com. U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: United States. Army. Quartermaster General’s Office. Rosters of World War II Dead (all services). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / History of the 445th Bomb Group by Rudolph Birsic / MACR 9393 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

William Aaron: Gallery (1 items)