Aron, William E., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, POW Germany
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oaklyn, NJ
Last Address
Mondolfo Airfield, Italy-last base
final location as captive-unknown

Casualty Date
Apr 22, 1945
Hostile, Died while Captured
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II Fallen
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
325th Fighter Group318th Fighter SquadronPOW Germany
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 325th Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 318th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, POW Germany
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On April 22, 1945 his plane, #44-15128, also known as Texas Jessie, was shot down over the Po River valley.
First Lieutenant William E. Aron was reported to have been taken alive from his plane, and escorted away by unfriendly villagers. No further information was ever given to his family, and his body was never recovered. The Army declared him dead on April 23, 1946.

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