William W Bateman

Military

Object Number - UPL 25467 - P-47D-15-RE #42-75739 "Pudgy - The Flying Hangover" Code: #50 57th Fighter Group - 65th Fighter Squadron 1LT William Bateman - Pilot

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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 57th Fighter Group work on the engines of a P-47 Thunderbolt, with the insignia of the 64th Fighter Squadron on its nose.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Pudgy - The Flying Hangover
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 65th Fighter Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Danville, VA, USA 1 March 1923

Enlisted

San Antonio, TX, USA 1 April 1943

Died

04220 Sainte-Tulle, France 18 August 1944 While staffing a power station, Lt. Bateman flew into some high tension power lines and crashed in flames.

Buried

04220 Sainte-Tulle, France 19 August 1944 City Cemetery

Buried

Plot C Row 6 Grave 12 Rhone American Cemetery
Washington County, NC, USA

Revisions

Date15 Dec 2016 02:32:09
Contributor466thHistorian

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