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William Ashlock

Military

Flew on the George McGovern crew in the B-24 "Dakota Queen".

Service

People

  • George McGovern

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 455th Bomb Group
    Born in Avon, South Dakota, on July 19, 1922, U.S. Senator George McGovern worked to end the Vietnam War and helped reform the Democratic Party to better represent minority groups. He ran for the U.S. presidency in 1972 but was defeated by incumbent...

Units served with

  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...

  • 741st Bomb Squadron

    741st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment unit in mid-1943; assigned to II Bomber Command for training. Primarily trained in New Mexico and Utah received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in November 1943....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2022 20:26:23 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added "Summary biography" per info on page 139 in the book "The Wild Blue" by Stephen Ambrose.

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2022 19:57:00 jmoore43 Changes to person associations
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Added an association to George McGovern.

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2022 19:54:47 jmoore43 Changes to surname
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Corrected a typo in the surname.

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2022 19:53:59 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, nationality, role and unit associations
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Added per info on page 139 in the book "The Wild Blue" by Stephen Ambrose.

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