William Richard Chauncey JrMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
William R Chauncey grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from Southwesthern College in 1939. He worked for North American Aviation before joining the Army Air Forces in 1943.
Chauncey was shot down on his 14th mission on 16 August 1944 in B-17G 42-31702 while serving as Bombardier. Aircraft took a direct hit by flak over the target and crashed at Burgwerben, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).
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|Burgwerben, Germany||16 August 1944||Killed when aircraft took a driect hit from flak over the target and crashed at Burgwerben, Germany.|
|Memphis, Tennessee||Son of William Richard & Aileen Chauncey.|
|Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery Plot D, Row 10, Grave 51.|
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Combined two entries into a single entry. This record now includes information from the following source: MACR 7902 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database.
Correction of some typographical errors.
Lee Cunningham 13-Dec-2014. Added SN and KIA event per and crafted biography per MACR 7902; Added Burial event and Decorations per American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) record; made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data.