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Capt William D Downs

Capt William D Downs

Death 26 May 1945
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56787831 · View Source
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Son of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Downs.

Husband of Carol M. Downs.

Father of Carol Ann Downs.

William served as a Captain, 31st Coast Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Manchester, New Hampshire prior to the war.

William died in the "Line Of Duty" of an airplane crash while he was on his way home on leave.

Service # 0-407880

Captain Downs had served under Admiral Halsey's command with the 31st Coast Artillery Battalion and later under General Douglas MacArthur in New Guinea and the Philippines, being attached to Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger's 6th Army. He was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, class of 1941, and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Alpha Sigma, honorary architectural society. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of ROTC and entered the armed forces on Sept. 23, 1941. He was assigned to the Portsmouth Harbor Defences and later transferred to the southwest Pacific theatre of operations.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56787831
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William D Downs (unknown–26 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56787831, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .