William M Burns

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Shot down 25 November 1944 in B-17 #4338232 'Proud Pappy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Proud Pappy
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

25 November 1944

Born

Los Angeles, California, USA

Buried

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 25 November 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:30
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Helton s Hellcats, A Pictorial History of the 493rd BG, pub 1998; ABMC; MACR 10769, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php / MACR 10769 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database