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William N Ansel


Shot down 14 April 1945 in B-24 #4250774 'Standby. ' Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...


  • 42-50774 'Stand By'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator "Stand By" from the 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF. She was a Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator (s/n 42-50774). It was, along with 4 other B-24s, hit by falling bombs from a higher flying B-17 group which caused a fire in the bomb bay. 3 of her crew...


Event Location Date
Born Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 14 April 1945
Died 14 April 1945


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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14173 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database