William Lloyd Tingle

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-23776.jpeg UPL 23776 First Lieutenant William L Tingle, Co-Pilot, Francis X William L Tingle

From family archive

Object Number - UPL 23776 - First Lieutenant William L Tingle, Co-Pilot, Francis X

Assigned to 342BS, 97BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 21-Oct-42 in B-17 41-24441 'Francis X' while serving as Co-Pilot. Killed in Action (KIA).

 

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Lieutenant Harry R. Erickson, from Mankato, Minnesota, a bombardier of the 97th Bomb Group inside the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress. A censor has obscured the ammunition to the bottom left of Erickson. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Ministry of Information 25 Jul 1942.' [stamp], 'Air(Boeing).' [written annotation] and '212091.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AMERICAN FLYING FORTRESSES WAIT FOR ZERO HOUR. Associated Press Photo Shows: Lt. Harry Erickson from Mankato, Mi
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17017977 / O-440334
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
Joe Gray Jr
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14012196 / O-419578
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39165066
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Kenneth Laud
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20744087
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14073155
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Francis X
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

San Antonio, Texas 14 April 1917 BornSan Antonio, Texas

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Lorient, France 21 October 1942 Aircraft lost near Lorient, France. Circumstances unknown. His remains have never been recovered.

Buried/ Commemorated

Tablets of the Missing

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, Cambs, UK 1 January 1946 Commemorated on the Wall of the MissingCambridge American Cemetery and MemorialCoton, Cambs, UK

Buried/ Commemorated

Memorialised

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio, Texas 1 January 1948 MemorialisedFort Sam Houston National CemeterySan Antonio, Texas

Enlisted

Manchester, New Hampshire 11 July 1941 EnlistedManchester, New Hampshire

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Conections with other crew members

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From family archive

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From family archive

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Lee Cunningham 17-Nov-2014. Added KIA and Commemoration events; edited biography for crew position.

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Lee Cunningham 27-Oct-2014. American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)

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

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