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Lieut William Maynard "Bill" Agnew, Jr
Birth: Aug. 11, 1923
El Dorado
Butler County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1945, Germany

Lt. William M Agnew Jr. was the oldest son of William Maynard Agnew and Sarah Esther (Weide) Agnew, of Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. When Bill was a child, his family moved from El Dorado, Kansas to Tulsa, Oklahoma, before relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico during the 1930s.

During World War II, Bill was a fighter pilot in the 350th Fighter Squad, 353rd Fighter Group, European Campaign. He flew over 70 combat missions, and was awarded the Air Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross.

While stationed overseas, Bill became engaged to a young woman from Scotland. He died tragically when his plane crashed shortly after the war's end, and is buried in the Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Maynard Agnew (1896 - 1953)
  Sara Esther Weide Agnew McIntire (1897 - 1995)
 
 Sibling:
  William Maynard Agnew (1923 - 1945)
  Jane Bethene Agnew Vidal (1924 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WILLIAM M AGNEW Jr New Mexico 1Lt 350 AAF FTR SQ World War II August 11 1923 August 5 1945
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: J 0 311A
 
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Record added: Jan 17, 2007
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Bernalillo County, New Mexico...Died Non-Battle...Re-interred on 06/23/1953...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
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 Added: Apr. 29, 2016

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