Williams, Joseph P IO

Individual Personnel Data
Name Williams, Joseph P IO   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 32453552   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 29 July 1943
There is no record of a MACR documenting this loss
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot C Row 14 Grave 18
Additional Information
Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on SO #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
Related Documents Post Loss Document File #12

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Manning, Raymond WalterPilotCT
2nd Lt. Gauntt, Norman AltonCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Henley, R O (IO), JrNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Dillon, Warren BlodgettBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Brittain, Arthur EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Goldman, Robert PhillipRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Overbaugh, Paul LonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Quaranta, Robert JohnTail GunnerMIA
S/SGT. Avey, Howard FrancisFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Williams, Joseph P IOFlexible GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Bomb rack did not work on toggle; bombs jettisoned in the Channel.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30139 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back with #2 supercharger malfunctioning.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29700 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down by enemy aircraft after attacking target of opportunity (TOO) with the group. No MACR.
Sortie Report

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