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William R Cameron
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1920
Hanford
Kings County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2004

Pilot Captain William R. Cameron SS POW
Hometown: Hanford, California
Squadron: 67th BS 44th Bomb Group
Service#
Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart

Target: Rumanian Oil Fields
Mission Date : 1-Aug-43
Serial Number:
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: P
Aircraft: BUZZIN' BEAR
Location: Buzzin Bear successfully returned to base in Libya.

Captain (later Colonel) Cameron was awarded the Silver Star for valor. The crew were awarded the Distinguished flying Cross in "Operation Tidal Wave" the low level mission to destroy Romanian oil refineries.
Later that month BUZZIN' BEAR was shot down and Captain Cameron was made a POW.

Target: Foggia Italy
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 16-Aug-43
Serial Number: 41-24229
Aircraft Model B-24D--CO
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name: BUZZIN' BEAR
Cause: Unknown - Crew of 10 4 KIA 6POW
Location: Unknown

Crew of the BUZZIN' BEAR
Capt. William R. Cameron Pilot
S/Sgt. Ernest G. McCabe Gunner
S/Sgt. Gola G. Gibby Engineer
S/Sgt. Gerald L. Grett Gunner
S/Sgt. S/Sgt. Gerald L. Grett Gunner
S/Sgt. Frank A. Maruszewski Gunner

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Alison Stilwell Cameron (1921 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: COL US AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR II; KOREA; VIETNAM
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 68, Site: 343
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49162924
William R Cameron
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William R Cameron
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William R Cameron
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Added by: James Seidelman
 
 
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Distinguished Service Cross recipient. Thank You.
- Honor WWII
 Added: Aug. 8, 2014
Remembering you on this Memorial Weekend 2014
- Lazer
 Added: May. 25, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
 
 
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