|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1944, Brazil|
William served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24H (#42-52645), 357th Bomber Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Oklahoma prior to the war.
William died in the "Line Of Duty" as a result of an airplane crash, due to engine failure, near Fortaleza, Brazil during the war.
He was originally interred in Brazil and was later repatriated here on April 20, 1948.
Service # O-683649
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Airmen who gave their all on B-24H (#42-52645):
Bassett, Thomas M ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, Florida
Beatty, James H ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Brock, William M, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Oklahoma
Davis, William D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Colorado
Desjardins, Leo P ~ Sgt, Gunner, New Hampshire
Epley, Kelly L, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, Tennessee
Hill, Homer E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, California
Roby, Jack Z ~ Sgt, Gunner, Oklahoma
Shipe, William C, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, Maryland
Wear, Robert D ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Kansas
( Crew Report by: Tim Cook )
2LT USAAF AIR CORPS, US ARMY AIR CORPS
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Plot: 9, 0, 4014
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 412615