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William Henry Weise

Military

Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD.

Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97504 Mary Lou

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bassingbourn 23/1/44; `70m` battle damaged Frieberg 14/10/44 with Ed Spawinski; crash landed base on return, Salvaged 2 SAD. MARY LOU.

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sotch Plains, New Jersey 21 April 1920
Died 1 October 1988
Buried Chester, NJ 5 October 1988

Chester, New Jersey

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2021 11:02:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancientfaces.com/photo/capt-william-h-weise-air-force-1943/1...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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