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William M Bell Jr


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Sensweller on 12 Dec 44 in B-17 'Willie III' 43-37567.


Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37567 Willie III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Gt Falls 3/5/44; Kearney 3/6/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [J] Glatton 29/6/44. ...


  • 748

    12 December 1944


Event Location Date
Born Swissvale, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 15:15:50 bombercommand Changes to media associations

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2020 03:32:07 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 17:47:00 jmchristel Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
Sources - Crew Loading List, 12/12/1944

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 17:37:05 jmchristel Changes to service number, mission associations and media associations
Sources - Crew Loading List, 12/12/1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:32 AAM AAM ingest

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