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William E Schofield


77 missions flown from June 1944 to 20 April 1945. Flew 30 missions with 379th BG. Started as co-pilot, ended as pilot. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force flying P-51s. Flew 47 missions as lead pilot in Scouting Force.

DFC/ Air Medal/ Good Conduct Medal/ ETO Ribbon



  • Baine Hawthorne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Harrisonville, Missouri 19 February 1921


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self