Armstrong, William Pickney, FltOff

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Flight Officer
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1943 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Flight Officer

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Providence, Rhode Island
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Apr 01, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Austria
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Grace Church Cemetery - Providence, Rhode Island
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Tuskegee AirmenWorld War II Fallen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar


Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School301st Fighter Squadron - Red Tail Angels332nd Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 301st Fighter Squadron - Red Tail Angels
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
  1944-1944, BT-13 Valiant
  1944-1944, AT-6 Texan
  1944-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed returning from a mission escorting B-24's on a mission to bomb St. Polten, Austria. He and Lt. Walter P. Manning were both shot down and killed. One went in with his aircraft and one parachuted but it is not known which did which.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/military/article_682ebdb6-5eec-11df-9a77-0017a4a78c22.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11092476
https://www.providenceri.com/mayor/mayor-cicilline-hosts-rededication-ceremony-for
https://riahof.org/field-of-accomplishment/civilian-aviation/minorities/2-lt-william-p-armstrong
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=323435
   
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