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William Morris Corns Jr

Military

Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Harvey Webb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 99th Bomb Group
    Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6182

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 5/7/44; Missing in Action 51m Blechhammer 2/12/44 with Harvey Webb, Timberlake, Oonk, Pepon, Monroe, Corns, Freeman, Burkett, Manzer, Brousseau; flak hit Oxygen...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fairfield, AL 7 April 1920

Son of William M Snr and Mary G Corns.

Lived in North Birmingham, AL 1941
Enlisted Fort McClellan, AL 16 June 1943

Fort McClellan, AL

Based Tortorella 1944 – 2 December 1944

Assigned 346BS, 99BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Ratibor, Poland 2 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer 2-Dec-44 flak, crashed Ratibor. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10030.

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO 1948

Re-Interred
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay,
St Louis County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2020 01:18:31 LACorns Changes to nickname
Sources

Family info, supplied by his brother.

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2018 12:17:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/139280977
https://www.fold3.com/record/88370626-william-m-corns-jr
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763941?terms=William%20M%20Corns
https://www.fold3.com/image/605351079?terms=William%20Corns
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37588938/william-m-corns

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