2Lt William P Dever, Jr

2Lt William P Dever, Jr

Birth
Death 11 Nov 1944 (aged 19)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Son of William P. Dever, Sr. who resided in Rochester, New York.

Husband of Joyce Weldner Dever who also resided in Rochester.

William served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24J "Mary Ellen" #42-50960, 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

B-24J #42-50960 took off from San Pancrazio Airfield, Italy on a bombing mission over Mezzocorona, ItaIy. Due to cloudy weather it is unknown what exactly happened to this B-24 and it is believed that they crashed in the Adriatic Sea during the war.

William was declared "Missing In Action" on his mission.

His remains were not recovered.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-720809

William also has a "Cenotaph" in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-50960:

Constandy, Peter C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CT
Daoust, Lucien ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Dever, William P, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Dixon, George E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Johnson, Buford T ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, AR
Kerman, Maurice R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Mader, Walter W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, PA
Orth, William G ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Shaw, James L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Swift, Otis B ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OK

The entire crew perished on this mission.

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

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt William P Dever, Jr (23 Nov 1924–11 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56308168, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .