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George W Williams


May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast. According to Losses, Williams and crew mate TG Jesse Lewis were the only crew to return from the 322nd BG on this mission after surviving 5 days at sea.


Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-18099 'Lorraine'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a power station in Harlem, Holland. Ditched in English channel after being shot up by fighters off enemy coast. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 16165.


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 126, MACR 16165