William M Julian Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-6909.jpeg UPL 6909 Warren K. Burt Crew
Crew #704

Standing Left to Right: George E. Kadlec (WG), DeWitt A. White (R/O), William M. Julian (WG), Donald J. Waddle (TG), James E. Pound (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Warren K. Burt (P), Earl B. Crites (CP), Robert H. Collins (N), Laurence R. Gulick (B), James S. Lawson (E)

This crew completed a 30 mission tour except for William Julian. Julian having missed some early missions was flying as part of the composite Harrington Crew (Crew #747) when they were shot down on 15 August 1944. Julian was KIA. 466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 6909 - Warren K. Burt Crew Crew #704 Standing Left to Right: George E. Kadlec (WG), DeWitt A. White (R/O), William M. Julian (WG), Donald J. Waddle...

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Gelderingen in B-24 'Ramblin Wreck' #41-28932, Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817669
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ramblin Wreck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Silent Yokum
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Related media

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 28097
  • Description: Bob Harrington describes his final mission, August 15, 1944, in a 2004 interview.
  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 28111
  • Description: Bob Harrington describes the attack on his substitute aircraft, "Ramblin' Wreck," on August 15, 1944, following a successful bombing attack on a...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1 August 1916

Died

15 August 1944 Part of a makeup crew shot down on their only mission together. Jumped by German fighters near the town of Meppel, Holland

Buried

Plot P Row 2 Grave 17 Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands

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Capitalized the Words in the "Role/job" field to aid readability.

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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8430

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