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William B Buchanan

Military

Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

Service

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

  • 42-31416

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 10/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Lloyd Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Segal, Radio Operator: Jim Verdi [wia] (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Bob Arnold,...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 25 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2020 21:04:44 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Added this person per info in the A/C #42-31416 description section and in MACR 2576.

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