1LT William A Dietch

1LT William A Dietch

Birth
Death 16 Sep 1942 (aged 25)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section MJ Site 84
Memorial ID 8769163 · View Source
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He was killed in Papua New Guinea.

He was the son of Isadore and Mary Dietch.
Dietch was the navigator on B-17F #41-24427, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 19th Bombardment Group, 30th Bombardment Squadron.
They took off from Port Morsby on a mission to bomb Rabaul, and were not heard from again.
Because his body was never recovered, he is listed on the Tablets of the Missing. The US Army officially declared him dead on January 7, 1946.
He received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.
Dietch is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.

Bio by: dfr

Gravesite Details Interment date 9-16-1942. 1LT US Army. Veteran Service Dates from 10-01-1941 to 09-16-1942. Information extracted from the National Cemetery Administration's National Gravesite Locator. http://www.cem.va.gov/

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  • Created by: Shiver
  • Added: 16 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8769163
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT William A Dietch (1 Jan 1917–16 Sep 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8769163, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Shiver (contributor 46539565) .