Bates, William David, FltOff

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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, 4th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Flight Officer

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Elkmont/Cullman, Alabama
Last Address
RAF Debden (USAAF 156), Essex, England

Casualty Date
Feb 06, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
English Channel
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Antioch Cemetery - Elkmont, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945

Description
Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
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  • Allen, William Harry, Maj, (1942-1963)
  • Ananian, Stephen Carnig, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Barmore, Robert (Ken), 1st Lt, (1943-1945)
  • Barton, Paul Lawrence, Brig Gen, (1929-1964)
  • Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt, (1942-1945)
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