1Lt William L Armstrong

1Lt William L Armstrong

Birth
Death 24 Jan 1944
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Nephew of Mrs. Marian C. Tietz who resided in Plainfield, New Jersey.

William served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-25D #41-30640, 75th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Somerset County, New Jersey prior to the war.

B-25D #41-30640, while on a training flight with a crew of 3, developed serious problems with the control and crashed into the sea during the war.

William was declared "Missing In Action" in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O-742106

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30640:

Armstrong, William L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NJ
Jones, Joseph D, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, KY

Sgt. William J. Sobolewski survived the crash and was picked up shortly after and explained what had happened on the flight.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56786664
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt William L Armstrong (unknown–24 Jan 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56786664, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .