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TSgt William H Mashaw
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TSgt William H Mashaw

Birth
New York, USA
Death 22 Jan 1945 (aged 24)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing: Court 7
Memorial ID 56124508 · View Source
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William served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer/Gunner on B-24J (#42-109871), 42nd Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Lewis County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 22, 1942 in Utica, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as Single, without dependents.

William was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, after taking off from Saipan, went missing on a mine-laying mission along the Japanese island of Chichi Jima during the war.

He was awarded a "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32449547

He also has a "Cenotaph" in the Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls, New York. " Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J (#42-109871):

Ball, Randolph H ~ 1st Lt, Oklahoma
Farrell, William J ~ S/Sgt, New York
Hyson, Joseph R ~ S/Sgt, New York
Maloney, Arthur T ~ S/Sgt, New Jersey
Mashaw, William H ~ T/Sgt, Engineer/Gunner, New York
Meagher, Richard J ~ 1st Lt, New York
Pratte, Charles F, Jr ~ Capt, Pilot, Rhode Island
Slawsky, John ~ T/Sgt, New Jersey
Vinroot, Paul E ~ 2nd Lt, Illinois

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56124508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt William H Mashaw (4 Jul 1920–22 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56124508, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .