William H Altekruse

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Hit by flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-5909. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mary Jane
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 709th Bomb Squadron 813th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 1944-02-04

Revisions

Date19 Aug 2015 09:50:53
ContributorLucyd
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3361 page 21 in HISTORY OF THE OPERATIONAL PERIOD OF THE 482nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP, D790.G482.M6, 1944
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Altekruse+&GSfn=W…;
http://www.fold3.com/image/28632943/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:34
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 3361 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database