Sgt Willard Richardson Pierce, Jr

Sgt Willard Richardson Pierce, Jr

Delaware, USA
Death 26 Apr 1943 (aged 26)
Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Burial Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 47703795 · View Source
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Son of Willard R. Pierce and Helen Rickards Pierce.

Willard, who resided at 115 North Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant on B-17 #42-3126, 4th Squadron, 34th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on August 8, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Photgrapher and also as Single, without dependents.

Willard died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-17 crashed, for unknown reasons, 30 miles south of Ehrenberg, in Yuma County, Arizona.

He had served in the Air Corps for one year and eight months at the time of his death.

Service # 32167012

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-3126:

Henderson, Richard C ~ Sgt, CA
Pierce, Willard R, Jr ~ S/Sgt, DE
Rickel, Edward C ~ 2nd Lt, MI
Rostankowski, Leonard R ~ Sgt, OH

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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S/Sgt., died in line of duty.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 6 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47703795
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Willard Richardson Pierce, Jr (15 Nov 1916–26 Apr 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47703795, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .