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Sgt William D Branch
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 3, 1948
Vila da Praia da Vitória Municipality
Azores Region, Portugal


Staff Sergeant Branch was killed when U.S. Air Force B-29-50-MO Superfortress #44-86356 faltered on takeoff from Lajes Field, Azores, and crashed into the sea 500 yards offshore. The aircraft and it's crew were homebound to MacDill Air Force Base after serving for some extended months in England. Eighteen servicemembers perished and one survived and was rescued. 
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Unknown if body was recovered
Created by: Tim Cook
Record added: Nov 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101502402


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