William Bradford Bailey

Military

Object Number - UPL 22433 - Published in Albuquerque newspaper with following caption: "AGNEW, TOO--Lt. William M Agnew Jr., 115 Se. Hermosa, second from right, is taking an...

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 186 x combat missions. Credited 3 x kills (air), 3 x kills (ground).

Awards: SS, DFC (6OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign and Defense, Legion d'Honneur.

Post war: Remained in USAF rising to the rank of Lt General.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Stinky Poo 5PO
  • Unit: Headquarters Squadron (3rd Air Division) 353rd Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Butch II Eager Eddie Portland Rose
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 356th Fighter Group 405th Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron 361st Fighter Squadron 509th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 361st Fighter Group 406th Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron 375th Fighter Squadron 512th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Double Trouble
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Double Trouble Two
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lynn, Massachusetts 20 August 1918

Enlisted

Rochester, NY, USA 22 November 1940 Enlisted as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corp.

Other

Crashed

Fort Dix, NJ, USA 7 August 1942 Landing Accident Destroyed by Fire Fort Dix, NJ Cat 5 damage William B Bailey, 7-Aug-42. P-40F 41-13717 - 59FS 33FG

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Crashed

Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 11 August 1943 Landing Accident Martlesham Heath/Sta 366 Cat 3 damage William B Bailey, 11-Aug-43. P-47D 42-22482 - 352FS 353FG 8AF

Other

E/A Destroyed

France 14 October 1943 Bf109 destroyed France, 14-Oct-43.

Other

Promoted

Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 8 April 1944 Promoted to Lt Colonel.

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Transferred

Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 7 August 1944 Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

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End Tour of Duty #1 (ETD)

England, UK 12 August 1944 Ended Tour of Duty #1 (ETD)

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Re-Assigned

Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 2 November 1944 Re-assigned to 353FG HQ.

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E/A Destroyed x 2

Ruhr, Germany 3 February 1945 2 x Fw190 destroyed Ruhr 3-Feb-45.

Other

Detached Service Sweden

Sweden 8 May 1945 - 23 May 1945 Detached Service to Sweden.

Other

End Tour of Duty #2 (ETD)

England, UK 23 May 1945 Ended Tour of Duty #2 (ETD)

Died

Atlanta, IN, USA 14 January 2012

Based

Raydon 8 July 1944 Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Section 76, Grave 739

Revisions

Date5 Jul 2017 09:13:13
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date31 Jan 2016 04:08:40
Contributorfurrykids_2000
Sources

National Archives

Date28 Jan 2016 04:14:59
Contributorfurrykids_2000
Sources

Social Security Death Records,

Date28 Jan 2016 03:56:01
Contributorfurrykids_2000
Sources

U.S. Army and Air Force Register, 1948, Vol 1,

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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