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Joseph P Williams

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed on 29 July 43 while on mission to Kiel Germany in B-17 42-29700, NO MACR

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People

  • Howard Avery

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29700 which crashed near Schleswig. Prisoner of War (POW). Original crew #8 No MACR found.

  • Thomas Cawley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 29 July 43 in B-17 42-29700 on mission to Kiel Germany.

  • Chester Conover

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Kiel, Germany in B-17 42-29700. PH

  • Robert Goldman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - crashed on 29 July 43 in B-17 42-29700 on mission to Kiel, Germany. No MACR found.

  • Paul Gordy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Shot down on 29 July 43 in B-17 42-29700 on mission to Kiel, Germany. No Missing Air Crew Report has been located for this loss.

  • Paul Overbaugh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Orginal Crew #8. Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 42-29700 which crashed near Schleswig. Prisoner of War (POW). No MACR found

  • Robert Quaranta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed on 29 July 43 in B-17 #42-29700 on mission to Kiel, Germany. No MACR found.

  • James Roberts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 42-29700 which crashed near Schleswig. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Richard Sherrer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-29700 on 29 July 1943. POW.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29700 JIMMIE BOY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-O] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 545th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [JD-E] Station 106, Grafton...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 79

    29 July 1943
    The primary targets for this mission are the port facilities at Kiel, Germany and the Heinkel aircraft factories at Warnemunde, Germany. A combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (14 these included 1 Y-B40 gunship); 305BG (19); 306BG (18);...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 1910
Enlisted Newark, NJ, USA 29 July 1942

Residence: Union County, New Jersey
Private, Branch Immaterial

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 July 1943

Final Resting Place or Memorial: Plot C Row 14 Grave 18, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium

Assigned 29 July 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group on Gowen Field (Boise, Idaho) Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, Raymond Manning Crew, 3 combat missions.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 16:55:51 bombercommand Changes to person associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 16:54:13 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com
NARA Enlisted Data Base

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2015 02:55:07 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Memories of the 384th BG, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 205 , http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=w... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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