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William Hensley McCown

Military

Collided with another aircraft on 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-30317 'Second Chance', Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30317 Second Chance

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Bill McCown, Co-pilot: Bill Stantial, Navigator: Winston Hall, Bombardier: Vince McHugh, Flight engineer...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Died 26 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2022 21:02:58 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added a "O-" to the S/N to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2022 21:02:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2019 06:58:35 johntreacy Changes to biography
Sources

MACR for name etc

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2019 00:06:15 johntreacy Changes to service number and events
Sources

http://genealogytrails.com/tex/prairieslakes/fannin/ww2honorroll.html

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 / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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