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William Stewart Duree

Military

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Edward Komurka, Edmund Barraclough, Horace Beyette crews. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Edmund Barraclough

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post war: Served in the USAF for 26 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1967.

  • Horace Beyette

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. 9 x missions with Edward Komurka, 8 x missions with Edmund Barraclough crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Edward Komurka

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30634 'Liberty Belle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/7/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 20/8/43; 30m, Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with John McGuigan, Bombardier: Tom Barron, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-3273 'Impatient Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/4/43; Assigned 100BG Dow Fd 30/5/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Horham 15/6/43; force landed RAF St Eval ex-St Nazaire 28/6/43; crash landed Gt Ashfield ex-La Pallice 16/9/43; force landed RAF Hensridge; 31m, ex-Munster 22/12/43...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ottumwa, IA 28 June 1920

Son of Arthur and Lulu Duree.

Born
Enlisted 2 January 1943
Based Horham July 1943 – December 1943

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Horham July 1943 – December 1943

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 14 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Buried Ottumwa Cemetery Ottumwa, Wapello County, IA 16 May 1997

Ottumwa Cemetery
Ottumwa,
Wapello County, Iowa

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2021 05:20:00 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/101491474
https://www.fold3.com/image/647723362
https://www.fold3.com/record/64664519/william-s-duree-social-security-de...
https://www.fold3.com/record/620230564/william-duree-1920-veterans-affai...
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/1798
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79214948/william-s-duree

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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