William James Martin

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 23098 - 2Lt William James Martin - Navigator 42-34346 - KIA 14-10-1943 over Eygelshoven (NL).

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3436, Killed in Action (KIA).
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery Plot B Row 15 Grave 19.

Born on 16 August 1920 in Denver, Colorado and lived in Paducah - McCracken County - Kentucky.
On November 1, 1943 Lt Martin was reported missing in action since October 14th to his mother, Mrs Gus (Josephine) Davenport.

From The Paducah Sun-Democrat, on November 1, 1943: '"Lt. Martin left the US for England in September. He graduated June 24 at the San Marcos Texas aerial navigation training base and received his wings and commission there. He applied for cadet training while a student at Murray State Teachers college and was ordered to report for duty in December 1942 at Kelly Field San Antonio Texas. Mr Martin was born in Denver (Colorado) and lived in Paducah since 1939. He was employed at the Columbia theater during vacations."

More see http://home.kpn.nl/slang075/breeden-crew-members-42-3436.html

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  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Denver Colorado, USA 1920-08-16

Died

Eygelshoven Netherlands 1943-10-14

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Killed in Action (KIA)

Eygelshoven Netherlands 1943-10-14

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1034 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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