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William L Balentine Jr


Crashed near Conderque in B-17 'Flat Top' #43-38735, Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Walter Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 407BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Dresden in B-17 43-38735 'Flt Top' 14-Feb-45; crashed near Conderque Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12354 Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38735 Flat Top

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-C] Podington 11/10/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Walt Kelly, Alex Ellett, Walt Sierzant, Roman Pasinski, Bill Balentine, Malcolm Serfass, Ben Britton, Dick Youngdahl (8...


Event Location Date
Born Greenville, South Carolina
Killed in Action (KIA) 14 February 1945


Date Contributor Update
14 February 2022 18:56:38 Ellen S Shipman Changes to service number and media associations

I have rights to use this photo. Photo credit goes to Bill on find a grave

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2021 21:09:37 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Updated the label for the KIA event per info in the "Summary biography".
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 14:28:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
MACR 12354 ;
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:26 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12354