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William Hubert Bush

Military

Assigned 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR), shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11424

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 356th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-20150

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Trier area with 2Lt William H Bush; shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11424 ...

Associated Place

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rocky Hill, Edmonson County, KY 21 February 1922

Son of Gano and Clyde C [Compton] Bush.

Enlisted Louisville, KY 27 August 1942

Louisville, Kentucky

Based Lashenden 1944 – 25 December 1944

Assigned 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Prum, Germany 22 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR), shot down by flak strafing a road convoy, crashed Prum, Germany 25-Dec-44 KIA MACR 11424

Buried Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot F Row 12 Grave 66

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 12:59:02 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46698963
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763508
https://www.fold3.com/image/210271417
https://www.fold3.com/image/650039851
https://www.fold3.com/record/84202400-william-h-bush
https://www.fold3.com/record/529857498-william-h-bush
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56279866/william-h-bush

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 05:32:56 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763508
https://www.fold3.com/record/529857498-william-h-bush
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56279866/william-h-bush

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2019 03:30:06 ushistoryman Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank and role
Sources

Tom Clark
Teacher
ushistoryman@yahoo.com

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