William Murray Bate

Military

After fighter attacks set fire to the left wing on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-38024 crashed near Oldenburg, GR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747325
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bobby joe
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: San Antonio Rose
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Conshohocken, PA 1922-04-13

Other

POW

Barth, Germany 1944-06-15 - 1945-05-01 Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 (dates are approximate)

Other

Shot Down/Captured

near Colnrade, Germany 1944-03-06
Conshohocken, PA 233 E. 10th Ave

Other

Discharged

Macon, GA 1945-12-26 Cochrane AAF

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA 1942-04-14

Died

Fishkill, NY 2001-10-06

Revisions

Date5 Feb 2020 19:52:53
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:30
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2984 / MACR 2984, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database