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/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
December / 1944
To Month/Year
January / 1945

Description
During their offensive in the Ardennes the Germans drove into Belgium and Luxembourg, creating a great bulge in the line. For some time the weather was bad, but when it cleared the Allies could send their planes to assist their ground forces by bombing and strafing the enemy’s columns, dropping paratroops and supplies, and interdicting the enemy’s lines of communications. By the end of January 1945 the lost ground had been regained and the Battle of the Bulge, the last great German offensive, was over.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1944
To Month/Year
January / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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Units Participated in Operation

763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  166 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aanenson, Quentin Carlyle, Capt, (1943-1945)
  • Allen, William Harry, Maj, (1942-1963)
  • Ananian, Stephen Carnig, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Armanini, Joseph P., Maj, (1941-1945)
  • Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Candelaria, Richard Gomez, Col, (1943-1964)
  • Chapman, Harry Moulton, Brig Gen, (1942-1974)
  • Childs, Marvin Edward, Col, (1943-1964)
  • DeBolt, Harold Raymond, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Dodd, Robert William, Capt, (1943-1959)
  • Hammer, Jr., Elmer H., Col, (1939-1969)
  • Hoggatt, Ralph Sellers, Col, (1942-1980)
  • Holbury, Robert James, Maj Gen, (1942-1972)
  • Ingelido, Michael Joseph, Maj Gen, (1941-1972)
  • Jeffrey, Arthur Ferdinand, Col, (1939-1968)
  • Kaiser Jr., John E., SSgt, (1943-1945)
  • Kaiser, Albert W., SSgt, (1940-1945)
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