Gray, William James, Jr., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 366th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1945
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kirkland/Seattle, Washington
Last Address
Munster/Handorf, Germany

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Tahoma National Cemetery - Kent, Washington
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 Unit Assignments
391st Fighter Squadron  - Bold Tigers366th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, 391st Fighter Squadron - Bold Tigers
  1945-1945, 366th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Washington
  1940-1942, University of Washington
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1944-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was strafing an enemy truck in his P-47D when his left wing hit some trees and he crashed and was killed. His remains were recovered in 2016.  
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=929&mtch=4&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=William+J+
Gray&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=
312533&rlst=87969,215748,247937,312533

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56299254

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=180406213

http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-g/45622-gray-william-j-jr 

http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1043300/airman-missing-from-world-war-ii-identified-gray/ 

https://www.abmc.gov/node/531718#.WV_bM8bGwUM 

https://www.ancestry.com

   
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