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William E Karre

Military

Sgt William E. Karre flew 10 missions, from 4-Apr-45, mission #241, to 20-Apr-45, mission #254. He served as a RCM Operator.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Service

People

  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Wilbur Ford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Wilbur was born 6-Jan-17 and died 27-Jan-10 at the Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He flew 10 x missions over Germany during WWII and his co-pilot was Terence Bennett McArron. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Philip Moody

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner; Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's crew ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6313 'Budd's Dudds'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 23/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. BUDD’S DUDDS.

  • 44-6842 'Little Larry'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/11/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-V] Deenethorpe 19/12/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 10/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46.

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 26 February 1926
Based Deenethorpe April 1945 – April 1945

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 7 March 2008
Buried Fort McPherson National Cemetery Maxwell, Lincoln County, NE 10 March 2008

Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2021 19:41:12 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1961
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36247042/william-e-karre

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2021 19:21:24 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1961
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36247042/william-e-karre

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 21:28:38 ptmcarron Changes to role and biography
Sources

Information provided by Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 19:13:10 ptmcarron Changes to media associations
Sources

Information provided by Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2093

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