2Lt William L Susanka Jr.

2Lt William L Susanka Jr.

Death 5 Jan 1945
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

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William served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24J #44-40536, 23rd Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Multnomah County, Oregon prior to the war.

B-24J #44-40536 took off from Morotai Island on a bombing mission over Labuan, Borneo. After a successful bombing mission they were last seen entering a cloud at about 8000 feet. The are believed to have crashed into the sea due to bad weather in the area during the war.

William was declared "Missing In Action" in this B-24's disappearance during the war.

He was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # O-770835

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Airmen lost on B-24J #44-40536:

Boisvert, Christian R ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, NH
Brackett, William T ~ Sgt, Engineer, MO
Farris, Paul R ~ Sgt, Gunner, MD
Harbrecht, Jack E ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY
Kendig, Arman M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Nelson, Bernard E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NE
Nimmo, Melvin H ~ Sgt, Gunner, OH
Susanka, William L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, OR
Tanski, Thaddeus J ~ Sgt, Asst. Engineer, CT
Van Eysden, James W ~ FO, Navigator, NY

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


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