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SSgt William J. Gabriel
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Birth: 1917
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1946

Service # 36037518
45th Bomber Squadron, 40th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
Died: 26-Mar-46
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

27 November 1944
58th Bomb Wing: 58 of 60 58th BW B-29's dispatched from the Calcutta area bases attack rail yards at Bangkok, 55 hit the primary target, while three B-29's attack targets of opportunity: one bombed Mergui, the secondary target; one bombed Taungup, the last resort target; and one hit a target of opportunity northeast of the primary. Two planes, one from the 444th and one from the 462nd, aborted for mechanical reasons.

One B-29 is lost:
Hit by RTAF fighters & crashed in Burma on the way home;
42-24452 40th BG, Blackwell Crew, 11 MIA.
Carl E. Blackwell - pilot
Fellow crew members:
Vern Hunnell
John Gettler
William Webster
Robert Fancher
William Gabriel
Robert McCormick
D.E. Powers
Bernard Roth
William Stone
Carson Cole
 (bio by: searcher) 
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56770234
SSgt William J. Gabriel
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 10, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you and your buddies in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Oct. 30, 2013
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