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Lieut William Kenneth “Willy” Aunspaugh

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Lieut William Kenneth “Willy” Aunspaugh

Birth
Custer County, Nebraska, USA
Death 30 Dec 1943 (aged 24)
Isle of Wight, England
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 56287459 View Source
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William K. Aunspaugh
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-683803
560th Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service from: Gothenburg Nebraska
Died: 30-Dec-43
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Bombardier on B-17 Flying Fortress named "My Day". Ditched into the English Channel off the coast of Isle of Wight England after being damaged on a bombing mission in Germany. 6 of the 10 crew members were not rescued from the icy waters.

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Jim Easom - [email protected]
Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, England
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

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Entered the service from Nebraska.


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  • Maintained by: Loren Bender
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56287459
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56287459/william-kenneth-aunspaugh : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William Kenneth “Willy” Aunspaugh (13 Mar 1919–30 Dec 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56287459, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .