William Whittfield Trimble

Military

Object Number - UPL 52652 - 1st Lt William W Trimble, 401BG.

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Crashed near Lesperre on 19-Jun-44 in B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home'. Evaded EVD. See the page with details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/ftrimblww.html
Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), PH, POW, AFCM, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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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: 06966455
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37333339
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14182638
  • Highest Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35424839
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13054628 / O-670027
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Freckles, Umbriago
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Breezing Home
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Monroe, Louisiana, USA 1917-11-27 Son of William W Sr and Eula Elva [Medaries] Trimble.

Other

Evaded

Le Pouyau, France 1944-06-19 Crashed near Lesperre on 19-Jun-44 in B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home'. Evaded EVD

Died

San Antonio, Bexar County, TX 2005-02-23

Buried

Mission Burial Park North San Antonio, Bexar County, TX 2005-02-27 Mission Burial Park North San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-06-19 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Training

Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL Pre Flight training - Maxwell Field Montgomery, AL

Other

Pilot training

Union City, TN Primary Flight training - Union City, TN

Other

Pilot training

Greenville, MS Basic Flight training - Greenville, MS

Other

Pilot training

George Field, Lawrenceville, IL Advanced Flight training - George Field Lawrenceville, IL. (Commissioned 2Lt) Apr-43

Other

Operational training

Lockbourne AAF, Columbus, OH B-17 transition - Lockbourne AAF

Enlisted

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