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William L Peltier

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on night 'photo bombing' as plane crashed on take off with an engine fire. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also listed as 'Here's to Ya'

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23710 Hare's To Ya

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft was assigned to the 93BG/329BS and participated in the mission to Lille, France on 7-Nov-1942. The aircraft crash-landed at RAF Exter and all the crew except pilot Capt Ralph J. McBride, Jr. were uninjured. Capt McBride sustained a wound...

  • 41-24309

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed at Mendham, Suffolk on a night training exercise. Aircraft burnt out. 9 crew killed, 3 survived.

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in action 28 May 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 44 p. 134, Ted's Travelling Circusp. 125, p p. 215-16 by C.. Stewart with crew picture p.215 and attack on plane p. 216

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