William Anthony BeneckiMilitary
18 November 1942 in 'Fury' B-17 #41-2499 bombs could not be released so were jettisoned in an open field. On return, 10 miles SW of Exeter, A/C collided with #41-24553 which was able to land safely; however Fury landed at RAF Turweston and was salvaged.
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|3 November 1914||Born in Illinois.|
|13 March 1942||Place of enlistment CP Grant Illinois.|
|3 February 1987|
Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.
NARA files verified combat mission participation from 14 November 1942 to 30 July 1943 as confirmed by the CO, 91st BG (H) for TSgt Benecki.
Personnel file middle name, verified date on 27 Jan 1943 mission to Wilhelmshaven, Germany and other awards, such as GCM and EAME w/1 bronze star.
NARA files verified ASN upon entry, place and date of enlistment and awards.
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