William Leroy Pierson

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 55985 - 2nd Lt William L. Pierson, 388BG.

Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Shot down by 20mm shells from Me109's on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8-Mar-44, B-17 42-30340 'Screamin Red Ass' crashed West of Magdeburg, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3079

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32003112 / O-748141
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dry Run, Screamin Red Ass
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA 1922-08-24 Son of Raymond John Pierson and Marion C Root.

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery 1949-08-04 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Section 34 Site 2347

Died

1944-03-08

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Knettishall 1944-03-08 Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3079 / MACR 3079, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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