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William Jolly

Military

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Woodruff Warren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139 ...

Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97739

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/44; 1SAG Langley 8/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 7/5/44; transferred to 20BS; Missing in Action Regensburg 9/12/44 with Woodruff Warren, Co-pilot: Don Hart, Navigator: George Mayottm/op, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Baltic, MI 4 February 1921

Son of John and Muriel Jolly.

Lived in Houghton, MI February 1942
Enlisted Detroit, MI 19 June 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Amendola 1944 – 9 December 1944

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. KIA MACR 10139

Buried Vicinity, Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Buried in shallow grave alongside road after execution.

Buried Nurnberg, Germany May 1945

Interred
Nurnberg cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2019 12:46:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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