Capt Hans Harrison Williams

Capt Hans Harrison Williams

Birth
Luther, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Death 6 Jun 1945 (aged 26)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son-In-Law of Clyde I. Thompson who resided in Boone, Iowa.

Hans served as a Captain & Pilot on B-24L #44-41482, 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Boone County, Iowa & was a member of the Iowa National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on February 10, 1941, prior to the war, from Boone, Iowa. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24L #44-41482 took off from McGuire Field (San Jose), Mindoro, Philippines on a courier flight bound for Floridablanca Airfield on Luzon Island, Philippines with a crew of 4 along with 20 passengers. They never arrived at their destination and are assumed to have crashed in the sea. It was noted that on that day there were heavy showers off the western end of Mindoro.

Hans was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

He was previously awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O-798626

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Crew that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Baldwin, Stephen D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Dolan, Gerald S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
McCarty, Elmo ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, WV
Williams, Hans H ~ Capt, Pilot, IA

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Passengers that perished on B-24L #44-41482:

Bacon, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, CO
Barnett, James J ~ S/Sgt, OR
Bartel, Robert E ~ 1st Lt, IL
Bedrick, Harold A ~ Cpl, NY
Dunayczan, Joseph X ~ T/Sgt, MI
Erickson, William F ~ Cpl, PA
Gooley, Joseph A ~ S/Sgt, NJ
Harring, Arthur R ~ Pfc, NY
Jonikas, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, IL
Kendall, Dean R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, CO
Knight, Thomas M ~ Cpl, NC
Lawson, John B ~ 1st Lt, OR
Little, Wade A ~ Sgt, OH
McCarty, Walter V ~ M/Sgt, MS
Miller, Ralph I ~ T/Sgt, MN
Petrosillo, Jack M ~ 1st Lt, CA
Shryock, John K, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Tierney, Joseph E ~ 1st Lt, CT
Van Beek, Franklin L ~ S/Sgt, MO
Ward, Thomas F ~ Cpl, NJ

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56764324
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Hans Harrison Williams (19 Jul 1918–6 Jun 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56764324, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .