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William K Martin


Commanding a great group of young men, sent to preserve the peace in the world. A great privilege to be their commander. Retired in 1968 after 29 years of service.

DSM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ LM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ BS/ PH/ 5 AM/ AF Commendation/ Presidential Unit Citation/ Good Conduct Medal/ European Campaign Medal 3/ 3 Battle Stars/ WW II Victory Medal/ National Defense Medal/ British DFC/ Croix de Guerre


Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • Headquarters (487th Bomb Group)


Event Location Date
Born Washington DC


Date Contributor Update
20 September 2019 09:58:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, biography, events and unit associations


Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 03:43:25 PaulWebber Changes to media associations

de Jong, Ivo. 'The History of the 487th Bomb Group (H)'. Paducah KY: Turner Publishing, Oct 2004

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:25 AAM AAM ingest

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