William Roy Aggers

Military

Object Number - UPL 13133 - Lt. William R Aggers, [Hubbard, OH]. 61st Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-75154 HV-A_ “Sad Sam”.

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out during navigation mission when visual contact with leader was lost in overcast in P-47 41-6401 31-Dec-43. Returned to Duty RTD. Transferred to 495FTG 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19053615
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
A P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft (HV-A serial number 42-75154), of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten on slide:"16 MM"
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sad Sam
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron 61st Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Promotion

Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1944-07-03 Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Other

Promotion

Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1944-08-18 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Transferred

Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 1944-08-19 Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Based

Assigned

Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1943-09-15 - 1944-08-18 Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF
Hubbard, OH 44425, USA

Other

Baled out

Henley-on-Thames, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9, UK 1943-12-31 Baled out during navigation mission when visual contact with leader was lost in overcast in P47 41-6401 RTD. 31-Dec-43.

Born

Ohio, USA 1922-01-25 Son of Arthur G and Estella Aggers.

Died

Craven County, NC, USA 2004-09-19

Buried

Garber UMC Columbarium New Bern Craven County NC 2004-09-22 Garber UMC Columbarium New Bern Craven County North Carolina, USA.

Revisions

Date15 Aug 2021 18:24:00
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

AccidentReports.com, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.  I, p. 459 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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