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Pfc. William Joseph Biesinger Jr.

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death
5 Mar 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial
Burial Details Unknown. Specifically: Place of Burial being researched
Memorial ID
50253318 View Source

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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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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