Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 361st Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1945
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Danville, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Danville, Pennsylvania

Date of Passing
Aug 15, 2016
Location of Interment
Odd Fellows Cemetery - Danville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 9 enemy aircraft in aerial combat from Sep-Nov 1944, the first was that of German 75-victory ace Maj Klaus Mietusch on Sep 17, 1944.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain William R. Beyer, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the EIGHTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Air Force, General Orders No. 538 (1944)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 376th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 361st Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force

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 1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
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 PT-17 Kaydet Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Boeing-Stearman PT-17A Kaydet
Length 25.03 ft | 7.63 m
Width 32.15 ft | 9.80 m
Height 9.15 ft | 2.79 m
Engine(s) 1 x Continental R-670-5 Seven-cylinder radial delivering 220hp.
Empty Weight 1,936 lbs | 878 kg
MTOW 2,716 lbs | 1,232 kg
Max Speed 124 mph | 199 km/h | 107 kts
Max Range 505 miles | 812 km
Ceiling 11,204 ft | 3,415 m | 2.1 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 2

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2011
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  70 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Jefferson, Alexander, Lt Col, (1942-1969)
  • McGee, Charles Edward, Brig Gen, (1942-1973)
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