William D. Bates

William D. Bates

Birth
USA
Death 6 Feb 1945 (aged 26)
Burial Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 22955652 · View Source
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Published in The Decatur Daily, Decatur, AL, Thursday, July 1, 1948

More War Dead Are Coming Home
The remains of Cpl. Harold P. Pruitt, Air Force, Decatur, and Flight Officer William D. Bates, Cullman, are being shipped home from Europe. They will be aboard the U.S. Army Transport "Lawrence Victory" which is bringing the remains of 5,374 Americans, including 69 from Alabama. Next of kin of the two being returned to this area are Minnie B. Pruitt, Sixth Avenue, and Mrs. Dessie I. Bates, Cullman.


Published in Limestone Democrat, Athens, Alabama, Thursday, July 22, 1948

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday for Flight Officer William D. Bates who was shot down over the English Channel, February 6, 1945.

Funeral services were held at the McConnell-Service Chapel, Rev. Hardiman officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Dezzie Bates, Cullman; one brother, Douglas Bates, Huntsville; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Wood, Cullman, and Miss Gladys Bates, Washington, D.C.


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  • Created by: Mary Jo
  • Added: 17 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22955652
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William D. Bates (6 Mar 1918–6 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22955652, citing Antioch Cemetery, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Mary Jo (contributor 46904966) .