SSgt William A Worfolk

SSgt William A Worfolk

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 12 May 1945 (aged 24–25)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56786434 · View Source
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Husband of Gladys W. Worfolk who resided in Edgewood, Rhode Island.

William served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on a B-24 (# unknown ), 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Providence County, Rhode Island prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 19, 1944 at Fort Deven's, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a pattern and model maker and also as Married.

The B-24 that he was on was last seen by others to explode right before it crashed into the sea. Cause is currently unknown and the entire crew perished.

William was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31447961

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Baum, Bertram I ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Chrisman, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Jordan, Emil A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
La Maye, Frank V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Morris, Leo G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ID
Moskovitz, Morree ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wells, Donal D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, DC
Wood, Thomas C ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Worfolk, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, RI
Young, William W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

One of the above enlisted crew members served as a "Radio Operator" and the records don't indicate which one of them.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56786434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt William A Worfolk (1920–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56786434, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .