William Richard Chauncey Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 13287 - Memorial note recording the death of Second Lieutenant William R Chauncey in a special edition of the Southwestern News (now Rhodes College),...

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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Units served with

The insignia of the 351st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 508th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Killed in Action (KIA)

Burgwerben, Germany 16 August 1944 Killed when aircraft took a driect hit from flak over the target and crashed at Burgwerben, Germany.

Born

Memphis, Tennessee Son of William Richard & Aileen Chauncey.

Buried

Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery Plot D, Row 10, Grave 51.

Revisions

Date23 Feb 2015 11:35:22
ContributorLucy May
Date14 Jan 2015 15:18:11
Sources

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.

Date13 Dec 2014 20:25:24
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

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.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7902

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