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William R Galle


Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230394. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with


  • 42-30394

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ- ] Snetterton 27/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Clarry Covert, Co-pilot: Jim Wyse, Navigator: Doug Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Galle, Flight engineer...

  • 42-30412 Mischief-Maker II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Plane Mischief Maker II entered combat approximately Jun43 under command of Capt V.L. Iverson after the original Mischief Maker was damaged beyond repair. After this crew completed 25 missions Maj. Iverson was retained for HQ USSTAF, the crew...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Dayton, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 143 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database