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William Chraniuk

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

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  • Billy Goolsby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bayonne, NJ 15 February 1921
Enlisted 1942
Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 29 October 1969
Discharged USAF 31 December 1973

Honourable discharge.

Died Brooklyn, NY 23 February 1998
Buried Mount Lebanon Cemetery Glendale, Queens County, NY 26 February 1998

Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Glendale,
Queens County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2022 10:57:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/698067599
https://www.fold3.com/record/6365238/william-chraniuk-social-security-de...
https://www.fold3.com/record/619936771/william-chraniuk-1921-veterans-af...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98553903/william-chraniuk

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster

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