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SSgt William J Castle, Jr
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Birth: 1922
Arizona, USA
Death: May 8, 1944, Germany

Son of William J. Castle, Sr. who resided in Los Angeles, California.

William served as a Staff Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-24H #42-50278, 734th Bomber Squadron, 453rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 15, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a boilermaker and also as Single, without dependents.

William was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shotdown over Germany during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 19161850

James also has a "Cenotaph" in the Saint Joseph Cemetery, Texas, Maryland. For that record:
" Click Here "

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-50278:

Bready, Frank B, III ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Maryland
Burns, Robert L ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, California
Castle, William J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, California
Chilcoat, James M ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Maryland
Dash, Leonard C ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Pennsylvania
Pierce, Don B ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Illinois
Pittman, James J ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Alabama
Townsend, Barney L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Arkansas

The Pilot, Captain John W Banks of Ohio, survived the crash, became a POW and survived the war.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: C Row 35 Grave 17
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56357509
SSgt William J Castle, Jr
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