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William W Fleming

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

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

Service

People

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-2966

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Bangor 16/9/42; Molesworth 28/10/42; 1 CCRC Bovingdon 4/7/43 as trainer. Salvaged in the UK after the war, date not recorded.

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Toms Creek, VA 15 October 1924

Son of John P Fleming.

Lived in Burdine, Jenkins, KY, USA 1941
Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2021 17:52:45 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/650087703
https://www.fold3.com/record/83746551/william-w-fleming-wwii-army-enlist...

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2017 14:18:27 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Added hometown.

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2017 14:15:54 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2017 15:38:49 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Key Image ID from FRE 997.

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2017 15:32:42 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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