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William B Meredith II

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Post War: Owner, W.B. Meredith II, Inc. a construction company based in Norfolk, VA.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • 43-6862

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 551FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Norfolk, VA, USA 17 June 1920
Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK July 1944

Promoted 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 15 February 1945 – 21 July 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Norfolk, VA, USA 2 June 2014

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2016 15:38:48 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_me...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.' / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

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