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William D Faith

Military

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Bradie Bills

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Donat Blazevich

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Dale Dolton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Robert Ericson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • George Fryer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • James Housley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862 Awards: PH.

  • Edwin Metcalf

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Norman Rosenfield

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Emilio Villarreal

    Military | Sergeant | Top turret | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862. Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6338

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 10/7/44; Dow Fd 17/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 23/7/44; Missing in Action Salzburg 11/11/44 with Bill Faith, Fryer, Rosenfield, Dolten, Erickson, Villareal, Bills, Blazovich, Mosley, Motonef; mech fault, crashed Fruli; MACR 9862.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Searcy, AR, USA 8 February 1918
Lived in White County, AR, USA 1941
Enlisted Lafayette, LA, USA 12 October 1942
Based Amendola 1943 – 11 November 1944

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 11 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Salzburg 11-Nov-44 mechanical fault, crashed Fruli MIA [FOD 12-Nov-45] MACR 9862.

Buried 1945

Tablets of the Missing
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Searcy, AR 72143, USA 1948

Memorialised
Oak Grove Cemetery
Searcy
White County
Arkansas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2017 18:28:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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