William K Dacci

Military

Object Number - UPL 29564 - 1st. Lt. William K. Dacci, 78th FG, 84th FS

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Kill. ETD.

Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 84th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39150644
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew chief

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 84th Fighter Squadron

Missions

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lexington, KY 20 May 1924

Enlisted

Lexington, KY 25 May 1942 Lexington, Kentucky

Based

Duxford 20 January 1944 - 21 June 1944 Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Durham, NC 3 June 1998

Revisions

Date24 May 2019 12:05:28
Sources

Peter Randall - 78th FG D-Day List;

Date9 Aug 2017 15:48:01
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Unit roster in Fry's book 'Eagles of Duxford', p135

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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