William  V.  OWINGS

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE34509001
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1923
ETATShelby TENNESSEE
FAMILY

Single

RANKTechnical Sergeant
FONCTIONMechanic Gunner
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled switchmen, railroadTN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT30 January 1943 Fort Oglethorpe GEORGIA
 SQUADRON567th Bomber Squadron
 GROUP389th Bomber Group, Heavy
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATHJuly 25, 1944owings william v tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHMarigny
DATA PLAN 

B-24 Liberator - type H-25-FO - s/n 42-95026 HP*I

"Yankee Rebel"

B 24 Liberator 

 Macr: 8668

Mission: St-Lô (50)

Takeoff  7h00 station 114 Hetel, Norfolk

Shots by flak 

Aircraft completely on fire evacuated completely from 12000 feet around 10.04

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D127
DECORATION

Air Medal

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

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Photo FDLM

victory medal

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STORY
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Crew of B-24 Liberator - type H-25-FO - s/n 42-95026 HP*I

"Yankee Rebel"

2nd Lieutenant William Dickinson ROE Pilot Escaped  O-817751 - PH - Né le 07/03/1921 - Roanoke, VIRGINIA - return UK 13/08/1944
2nd Lieutenant Peter F DUGANDZIC CoPilot Prisoner  O-822655 - New York City, New York
2nd Lieutenant Norman N WOLF Bomber Escaped  O-708982 - Né le 09/01/1918 - Cleveland, OHIO - Injured by the flak - Captured then escaped - return UK 04/08/1944
T/Sergeant John R Jr SEARCY Radio Escaped  18136982 - PH -   Hot Springs, ARKANSAS - Injured by the flak (face, eyes ..)- return UK 13/08/1944
T/Sergeant William V  OWINGS Mecanic/ Gunner Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James  34509001 - AM/PH - Memphis, TENNESSEE - Would have been hooked by the empennage while evacuating the plane
S/Sergeant Eddie J DUGAS Gunner Prisoner  - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow  14071330 - LaFayette, LOUISIANA
S/Sergeant George S ABOOD Gunner Prisoner  - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow  33692385 - Bridgeville, PENNSYLVANIA
S/Sergeant Frank Di GIOVANNI Gunner Escaped  32325694   - Brooklyn, NEW YORK - Escape via US networks - return 30/07/1944 
S/Sergeant William M HENNES Gunner Escaped  39575365 - PH   - Santa Ana, CALIFORNIA  - return UK 13/08/1944 
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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTO--
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud