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T/Sgt Bill Williams, Jr.—Armorer Gunner

T/Sgt Bill Williams, Jr. was the Armorer Gunner on my uncles plane when it was shoot down on 25 June 1944. I have not made contact with his family or located additional information at this time. Please submit any information about Bill Williams, Jr..

Name Position Rank Serial Number Last Known Address Contact Listed
Bill Williams, Jr. Armorer Gunner T/Sgt 17038239 Mrs. Mrs. Alma Williams
114 North Carey
Grand Island, NE
Wife
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Excerpt from 307th Bomb Group Mission Report 14 June 1944 (307-282
Information Listed on NARA
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record about Bill Williams, Jr.
Please submit information about Bill Williams, Jr..

 
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record:

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record about Bill Williams, Jr.

Name: Bill Williams Jr
Birth Year: 1923
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Nebraska
State: Nebraska
County or City: Hall
Enlistment Date: 30 Dec 1941
Enlistment State: Nebraska
Enlistment City: Fort Crook
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law . Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 70
Weight: 156

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Excerpt from 307th Bomb Group Mission Report 14 June 1944 (307-282:
Excerpt from 307th Bomb Group Mission Report 14 June 1944 (307-282): Lt. Coleman's Crew: About 1131/K, one Hamp from 11 o'clock level, passed about 300 yards to the left, breaking into a steep right turn at about 7 o'clock. L/W gunner, T/Sgt. John Hurd, fired several long bursts. The Hamp was seen to wobble and then go into a spin smoking. S/Sgt. Bill J. Williams, tail gunner of this A/P, saw this Hamp explode 3,000 below.

Three to five minutes after bombs away, one Hamp came up from 4 o'clock low, burning in on the nose of the squadron behind. Tail gunner, S/Sgt. Bill J. Williams, fired several long bursts as the Hamp came from 4 to 6 o'clock at approximately 300 yards. This plane went into a glide and was seen to crash in the water.

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NARA Information:
Information Listed on NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) http://www.archives.gov/aad/):
  • Bill Williams, Jr., Nebraska, Born 1923
  • Enlisted 30 December, 1941 Ft. Crook, Neb.

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