William Leroy Ward

Military

Object Number - UPL 46522 - P-47D-28-RE #44-1858 "Sally Flat Foot 4th" Code: D5-O 365th FG - 386th FS - 9th AF

Ward was the first fighter pilot assigned to the 365th FG at it's inception. He also led the last 365th FG combat mission.
He flew two tours and 98 combat missions

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sally Flat Foot III/The Worry Bird
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 386th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sally Flat Foot 4th
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 386th Fighter Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Fontanay-Sur-Mer
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Beaulieu
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Brétigny-sur-Orge
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Chièvres Air Base

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Arkansas City, Kansas 1923-02-23

Died

Wichita Falls, Texas 2006-10-12

Other

Aerial Victory

in the vicinity of Cherbourg, France 1944-06-22 1 - Bf 109

Other

Aerial Victory

west of Bruhl, Germany 1944-11-28 1 - Bf 109

Revisions

Date25 Dec 2020 03:32:52
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

http://hellhawks.org/386_roster.html
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/33549089/person/184945…
"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump and Sutherland, pages 23,98, 249

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