PFC William Joseph Biesinger, Jr

PFC William Joseph Biesinger, Jr

Death 5 Mar 1944
At Sea
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Place of Burial being researched
Memorial ID 50253318 · View Source
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William served as a Private First Class & Gunner on B-24E #41-28530, 356th Bomb Squadron, 302nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Castle County, Delaware prior to the war.

B-24E #41-28530 took off, with a crew of 8 and 4 instructors from Chatham Field, Georgia on a training mission over the Atlantic Ocean. For an unknown reason the B-24 exploded in mid-air and crashed into the sea off Jacksonville, Florida.

William was declared "Missing In Action" in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash during the war.

He had served in the Army for one year and one month at the time of his death.

Service # 32488154

Son of William Joseph Biesinger, Sr. and Ethel Marie Carpenter Biesinger who resided at 3204 Monroe Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

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Crew who perished on B-24E (# 41-28530):

Barteau, Roy F ~ Sgt, Engineer, MO
Biesinger, William J, Jr ~ Pfc, Gunner, DE
Cowart, William R ~ Sgt, Instructor, FL
Holman, Harley H ~ 1st Lt, Instructor, NC
Knobloch, Harold J ~ 2nd Lt, Instructor, IL
Maupai, Donald W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Maxwell, Leonard F ~ Sgt, Gunner, TX
McCormick, Clarence L ~ T/Sgt, Instructor, IL
Pieper , Roman H ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, IN
Sheehan, Jeremiah T ~ FO, Co-Pilot, NY
Williams, John T ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IN
Wrench, Wilfred R ~ Pfc, Gunner, IA

2nd Lt. Knobloch was also serving as the Pilot.

(Bio & Crew report by: Russ Pickett)



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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 26 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 50253318
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC William Joseph Biesinger, Jr (unknown–5 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 50253318, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Place of Burial being researched.