CPT William C Gronemeyer

CPT William C Gronemeyer

Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Dec 1944 (aged 23)
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot SECTION A-14 SITE 2806
Military CPT, US ARMY
Memorial ID 727670 · View Source
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William's remains were recovered & identified in November, 1980 and he is now interred here in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He also has a "Cenotaph" at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines.

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A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name 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 & Crew Listing by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: ShaneO
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 727670
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT William C Gronemeyer (12 Oct 1921–31 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 727670, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .