Skip to main content
Edit entry 

William L Monroe


Killed in Action (KIA) at Midwoud in B-17 44-6601


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6601 LUCKY LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action Heilbronn 20/1/45 with Cecil Belton (EVD- joined Dutch Resistance); Co-pilot: Andy Shanks, Navigator: Carl Chillberg, Bombardier: Claude Bogert,...


Event Location Date
Born Estherville, Iowa 9 February 1925
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 20 January 1945
Buried San Bruno, CA, USA


Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 16:24:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and media associations

Correction to birth place and additional details from:
- "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11796 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database