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William Paul McAnear

Military

Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-5885 'Kipling's Error III'. Plane crashed into Baltic, Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-5885 Kipling's Error III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 20/4/43; Lowry 5/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-T] Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Harry Johnson, Co-pilot: Luther Bailey, Navigator: Herb Springer, Bombardier: Bill...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Okemah, Oklahoma, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Poland 11 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2021 22:22:55 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2021 22:21:21 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and service number
Sources

Updated Middle Name & Added S/N per MACR 3809 at Fold3.com.
SOURCE: https://www.fold3.com/image/29622044

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2019 14:47:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 3809;
- Snetterton Falcons, pg 131

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3809 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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