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William L Jackson


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 41-29423 'The Fan Dancer'. Killed in Action.




  • William Foushee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 41-29423 'The Fan Dancer. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Williamsport, Pennsylvania 1917
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA, USA 18 September 1942
Died Oschersleben, Germany 11 April 1944
Buried Lemay, Missouri, USA 1950

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 84 SITE 21-23


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12 May 2021 16:25:03 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank

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12 May 2021 16:23:47 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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03 April 2020 17:20:31 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added the location to the Buried event.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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14 August 2016 20:26:23 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, place associations and aircraft associations

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27 September 2014 18:28:27 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3797