SSgt William E Grenz

SSgt William E Grenz

Birth
Lincoln County, Minnesota, USA
Death 11 Jun 1944 (aged 30)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56779186 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 21, 1946.

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William served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer on SB-24J #42-100273, 868th Bomber Squadron, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Minnesota prior to the war.

SB-24J #42-100273 took off from Mokerang Airfield on a radar "snooper" bombing mission against Truk. This B-24 was believed to be lost due to either enemy anti-aircraft fire or a night fighter and reportedly crashed on Faleu Island during the war.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 37263695

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Airmen who perished on this SB-24J:

Dyer, Donald W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CA
Frank, Charles L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CT
Grenz, William E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Jones, George M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, AR
Malinowski, Bernard A ~ S/Sgt, Asst. Engineer, WI
Malley, John E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, PA
Martin, Walter ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, KY
Mikesell, William W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH
Ott, Melvin W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Stoller, Seymour J ~ S/Sgt, Radar Operator, NY

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56779186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt William E Grenz (9 Aug 1913–11 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56779186, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .