Patton, William Wyatt, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 3rd Scouting Force
Service Years
1934 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Granby, MO
Last Address
Wormingford Air Station, England

Casualty Date
Jan 15, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Springfield National Cemetery - Springfield, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 28 SITE 1494A

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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.

21 Named Campaigns were recognized in the Asiatic Pacific Theater with Battle Streamers and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medals.  
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1942
To Month/Year
December / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  408 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, James Elmer, SSgt, (1940-1949)
  • Berran, Ignatius, MSgt, (1940-1945)
  • Bock, Frederick, C., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Bradford, Archie, Capt, (1940-1946)
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