William R Betz

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17982 on mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). See Pilot Robert Stillman's page for details.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14058852
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19016978
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-791727
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-019769
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14071397
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New Jersey

Buried

Plot I, Row 7, Grave 16

Died

west of Rozenburg, The Netherlands 1943-05-17 in the crash of B-26 Serial 41-17982

Revisions

Date13 Jan 2020 04:13:07
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added cemetery info per Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 56296765.

Date12 Dec 2017 15:45:27
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 15539
ABMC website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 125, MACR 15539, ABMC