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1Lt William Rigebert Dwyer

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1Lt William Rigebert Dwyer

Birth
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death
11 May 1944 (aged 28)
France
Burial
Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID
56289394 View Source

Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, William was not officially declared by the military as being dead until May 12, 1945, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

William served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24H "Merchant of Venice" #41-28664, 785th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Haven County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 18, 1941, prior to the war, in New Haven, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Willliam was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 was hit by German flak and crashed in western France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-678523

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on
B-24H #41-28664:


Akens, Ernest L ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, AR
Bailey, Carl E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, WA
Copley, Burnis ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, WV
Dwyer, William R ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CT
Gordon, John F ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, OH
Johnson, James H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Kaushep, Otto M ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Kent, William R ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
MacDonald, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Mullins, James D ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, TX
Poulos, James A ~ Cpl, Ball Turret Gunner, CA

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Son of William Michael Dwyer.

Contributor: Al Skiff (49788721)

Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, William was not officially declared by the military as being dead until May 12, 1945, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

William served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24H "Merchant of Venice" #41-28664, 785th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New Haven County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 18, 1941, prior to the war, in New Haven, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Willliam was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 was hit by German flak and crashed in western France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-678523

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Airmen who perished on
B-24H #41-28664:


Akens, Ernest L ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, AR
Bailey, Carl E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, WA
Copley, Burnis ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, WV
Dwyer, William R ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CT
Gordon, John F ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, OH
Johnson, James H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Kaushep, Otto M ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Kent, William R ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
MacDonald, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Mullins, James D ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, TX
Poulos, James A ~ Cpl, Ball Turret Gunner, CA

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Son of William Michael Dwyer.

Contributor: Al Skiff (49788721)

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