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SSgt William M Bush

SSgt William M Bush

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 14 Nov 1943 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56751252 · View Source
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Having officially gone "Missing In Action" on the above date, William was not officially declared as being dead by the military until January 22, 1946.

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William served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-24J #42-73141, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on September 4, 1940, prior to the war, in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.

William was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 did not return to base after a mission to the Solomon Islands area during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", an Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12003505

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-73141:

Adams, William H ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, LA
Buchanan, James I ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Bush, William M ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Darr, Gerald L ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, PA
Friend, Clyde A ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, OK
Hoffman, James E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Hyden, Eugene ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, KY
Nelson, Norris A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, UT
Prescott, Mason ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, ME
Smith, Malcolm E ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Engineer, TX

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751252
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt William M Bush (1921–14 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751252, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .