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William Parke Gifford

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 460th Bomb Group

    460th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in May 1943. Activated on 1 July 1943. Activated as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment unit; assigned to II Bomber Command for training. Primarily trained in New Mexico and Utah. Received deployment orders...

  • 760th Bomb Squadron

    760th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Activated as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, it was assigned to the II Bomber Command for training. It trained primarily in New Mexico and Utah. The squadron received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations ...

Aircraft

  • 42-52433

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak on May 10th, 1944 over Wiener Neustadt. 5 POW, 5 KIA.

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Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 13:52:00 gfeindel Changes to unit associations
Sources

MACR 4659

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 13:51:00 gfeindel Changes to place associations
Sources

Personal letters from Lt Gifford and MACR 4659

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2021 13:48:18 gfeindel Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role and unit associations
Sources

Letters of Lt Gifford and MACR 4659

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