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William Thomas Plese

Military

Assigned to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 845th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ambridge, PA 6 May 1925

Son of Rudolph and Stephania [Rasky] Plese.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 22 June 1943

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Based Halesworth 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 16 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Collinsville, OK 30 November 2017
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Aliquippa, Beaver County, PA December 2017

Woodlawn Cemetery
Aliquippa,
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2021 13:04:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/546321087
https://www.fold3.com/record/87357094/william-t-plese-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185716071/william-t-plese

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2021 02:32:15 locoburro Changes to media associations
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11 November 2021 02:26:06 locoburro Changes to service number
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Date Contributor Update
11 November 2021 02:21:56 locoburro Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
11 November 2021 01:56:34 locoburro Changes to nickname, role and events
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

489th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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