William H Lupole

Military

Object Number - UPL 29813 - William Lupole - pilot of the Wacky Woody. Photo taken at a reunion o the 452nd bomb group in the 1990's

Shot down 25 February 1944 at Saarbrucken, Germany in B-17 #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Amputation of right leg. Repatriated due to injuries in Feb 1945.
Germany POW camp : Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15334414
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-687281
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809523
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-749669
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36417395
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wacky Woody
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 337th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania 14 February 1924

Died

Florida, USA 25 August 2006

Revisions

Date30 Aug 2017 15:46:54
Sources

Personal photo collection

Date29 Aug 2017 17:35:49
Date29 Aug 2017 13:34:14
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2862, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

William H Lupole: Gallery (3 items)