William Rudolph Asbell

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Trimble crew.

Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-36895
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Freckles, Umbriago
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little moe
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Round Tripper
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Morning Star, Tail End Charlie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Breezing Home
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooks County, GA 1924-07-31

Died

Palm Harbor, FL 2007-09-25

Buried

Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, FL 2007-09-28 Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida

Enlisted

1942-10-31 Spence Field Moultrie Georgia

Enlisted

1971-07-14

Other

Discharged USAAF

Honourable discharge.

Other

Discharged USAF

1973-05-31 Honourable discharge.