William C Berryman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 19534

Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. In 1943 his plane was forced down in the North Sea, and he was awarded the Air Medal, and promoted to Major, after his retrieval of the portable radio helped to save the entire crew.

Air Medal, Purple Heart

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20802695
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32551395
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: engineer/Tail gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-672201
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35662878
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39309115
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Toid Boid
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Suffolk County, Massachusetts 29 March 1905

Died

IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 1944

Revisions

Date9 May 2018 21:25:26
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Private investigation

Date28 Mar 2016 12:43:18
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private

Date28 Mar 2016 12:42:45
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private message

Date28 Mar 2016 12:18:22
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private invetsigation

Date16 Dec 2015 19:52:58
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personal investigation

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Chronology, WWII Memorial, Losses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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