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LT William R. Dwyer
Pilotage Navigator
Crew #519 - John C. MacDonald Crew

Went missing with his crew on 11 May 1944 mission to bomb the marshaling yards at Epinal, France. The aircraft, B-24H-25-DT #41-28694 "Merchant of Venice", was last seen with one engine feathered and a 2nd engine smoking. Pilot was heard over the radio saying he was going to try to make it to Switzerland. That was last anyone saw of the plane or crew.

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Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice'. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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18 January 2015 03:43:53 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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