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 William George Duff

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William George Duff

Birth
Death 21 Nov 1944
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 82, Collective Grave 93A
Memorial ID 11451462 View Source
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A member of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Aircraftman 1st Class Duff (#1721871) was one of the Commonwealth War Dead. He served as a war correspondent to the British South East Asia Command newspaper. He was flying as an observer on B-24J #44-40811, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a twelve plane formation that departed Madhaiganj, India to knock out the Geang Luang bridge in Burma. Right after bombing the target from about 300 feet the plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on the left wing, which caught fire. The plane drifted to the left, lost altitude and crashed 25 miles southwest of Bhre, Thailand, All aboard were killed.


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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 30 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11451462
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/11451462/william-george-duff : accessed ), memorial page for William George Duff (unknown–21 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11451462, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .