2LT William E Somsel, Jr

2LT William E Somsel, Jr

Birth
Death 5 May 1944 (aged 21)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 12, Site: 3357
Memorial ID 49319991 · View Source
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Inscription

Memorial Inscription at the Aiea Loop Trail head near Hickam AFB Hawaii:
Along this trail are the remains of a B-24J Liberator Bomber. In the early morning of May 5 1944 2 LT Kimble and crew departed Hickam Field on a replacement mission enroute to the 5th AF. Six miles after take-off, failing to make a turn, they crashed into the Pu'u Uau Ridge Ko'olau Range. All ten aviators perished serving their country.
2 LT W R Kimble
2 LT C E Mueller
S SGT J J Dowd
2 LT W E Somsel
Sgt J H Means
CPL M F Weiss
CPL M F Campos
2 LT M Righthand
S SGT M F Norman
CPL J J Carlucci

Gravesite Details 2ND LIEUT U S ARMY

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49319991
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT William E Somsel, Jr (24 Nov 1922–5 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49319991, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .