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William F Vermillion

Military

Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Devres, FR a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Mims

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-35000 'Swamp Chicken'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the port engine, caused its departure from the A/C and forced crew to bail-out. 1 x RTD, 4 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 2056.

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Westfield, IA 19 July 1920

Son of William T and Ethel [Sprague] Vermillion.

Enlisted North Sioux City, SD 57049, USA 1942
Radio training Sioux Falls, SD, USA 1942

Radio training at Sioux Falls Air Base.

Prisoner of War Tychowo, Poland 5 February 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Shot down / baled out 62240 Desvres, France 5 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Devres, FR a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. POW. MACR 2056.

Died Beresford, SD 57004, USA 12 January 2015
Buried Viborg, SD 57070, USA 16 January 2015

Rose Hill Cemetery
Viborg
Turner County
South Dakota, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 09:17:52 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28711757
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=141288644

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2015 14:35:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Additioanl details from http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Marauder Men, Losses of 9th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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