William D Beety Jr

Military
Lieutenant Beaty and "Lady Moe" a donkey mascot of the 96th Bomb Group outside Nissen hut barracks at Snetterton Heath, 1944. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Fall 1944, Beety & "Lady Moe" outside out barracks 338th Bomb Sqdn.' media-387750.jpg FRE 5863 Lieutenant Beety and "Lady Moe" a donkey mascot of the 96th Bomb Group outside Nissen hut barracks at Snetterton Heath, 1944. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Fall 1944, Beety & "Lady Moe" outside out barracks 338th Bomb Sqdn.' Roger Freeman Collection

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Object Number - FRE 5863 - Lieutenant Beety and "Lady Moe" a donkey mascot of the 96th Bomb Group outside Nissen hut barracks at Snetterton Heath, 1944. Image via Eugene Blue,...

Assigned Oct 1944

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, January 1945. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Jan 1945. Kirkpatrick (grnd crew), Hank Strauato (Co-pilot), Ray Howel (radio), "Sack", Koncelik (Engineer) + Blue.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33693817
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Events

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Born

Biddeford, ME, USA 18 August 1918

Died

Newton, NJ, USA 24 August 1948 Beety died in a C-47 mid-air plane crash with a B-25 bomber.

Buried/ Commemorated

Raleigh, NC, USA Montlawn Memorial Park cemetery

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Evening Star newspaper (Washington (DC), 25 Aug 1948

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Findagrave.com memorial #138600645

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Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, North Carolina) 25 Aug, 1948.

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Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives.

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Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Raymond E Haule (crew list provided by); Snetterton Falcons, pg 201

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