CPL William Harry Little


CPL William Harry Little

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 7 Feb 1944 (aged 23)
Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 36672380 View Source

William served as a Corporal & Tail Gunner on B-24H #41-29396, 789th Bomber Squadron, 467th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Castle County, Delaware.

He enlisted in the Army on September 21, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24H #41-29396 took off, with a crew of 9, from Wendover Air Field, Wendover, Utah on a training exercise. Shortly after take-off the aircraft failed to emerge through a layer of low lying stratus and struck a mountain-side 8 miles northeast of the Wendover Base. The entire crew was lost.

William was killed in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash.

Service # 32364258

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29396:

Bonville, Earl C. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Flanagan, Ward C. ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, CT
Goodness, Leo H. ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ME
Harman, Carl D. ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, VA
Lewis, Archibald J. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Little, William H. ~ Corp, Tail Gunner, DE
Lynch, John T. ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
McKenzie, Angus A. ~ Corp, Gunner, MI
Nicholas, Robert E. ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

Special thanks to: Tedd Cocker
for submitting this record for bio updates!

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News Article:
(Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 15 February 1944 (Tuesday), page 4)

Corp. W. H. Little Rites

Funeral services for Corp. William H. Little, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Little, 933 Lombard Street, will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the McCrery Funeral Home, 2700 Washington Street, with interment in Riverview Cemetery. Corporal Little was killed last week in a heavy bomber plane crash near Wendover, Utah.


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Son of Harry Wilfred and Ethel May Honey Little.

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