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William C Ahearn

Military

Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102515. Killed in Action (KIA).

Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102515

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-J] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 27/5/44 with Joe Borkowski, Co-pilot: Walt Hester, Navigator: Bill Ahearn, Bombardier: Theo Ream, Flight engineer...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 27 May 1944
Died 27 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2021 18:57:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5163 / MACR 5163; Snetterton Falcons, pg 133 & 147 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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