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William J Mills Jr

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31397

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Cerignola 15/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 18 missions Regensburg 25/2/44 with Joseph A. Hurley, William J. Mills Jr, Peter Victor Henningsen, William Bothwell (4 Killed in Action); Robert K....

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Peru, Indiana, USA 19 April 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 25 February 1944
Buried

Section 12 Site 8392

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2020 19:15:09 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added Born and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 49265940.

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2020 19:05:02 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
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Added connections to the 8th AF mission 235 for 25 Feb 1944.

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2020 19:00:45 jmoore43 Changes to events and aircraft associations
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Added a KIA event per info in the description section for A/C #42-31397 and added a connection to the A/C.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 03:09:55 bombercommand Changes to suffix, service number and role
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http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=2747

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:21 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=m...

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