Capt William C Gronemeyer

Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Dec 1944 (aged 23)
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56782689 · 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 January 1, 1946.

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William's remains were recovered & identified in November, 1980 and he is now interred in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

" Click Here " for that record.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at Manila to signify that his remains were recovered.

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William served as a Captain & Pilot on P-38H #42-66562, 431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Brown County, Wisconsin prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a Private on September 25, 1940, prior to the war, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

William was declared "Missing In Action" when his P-38 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 1 with three P-47s. It is believed that bad weather caused him to crash during the war.

His status was changed to "Killed In Action" after his remains were recovered.

William was awarded the Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O-888807

Airmen who perished on P-38H #42-66562:

Gronemeyer, William C ~ Capt, Pilot, WI
Springer, Charles W ~ 1st Lt, Passenger, MN

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for noticing his remains were recovered at Manila!



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  • Maintained by: ShaneO
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56782689
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William C Gronemeyer (12 Oct 1921–31 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56782689, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .