William R RODDY

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-666826 (18024601)
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1918
STATETravis TEXAS
FAMILYSingle
RANKFirst Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTPolicemen and detectives, public serviceTX
DATE of ENLISTEMENT23 january 1942 Randolph Field TEXAS
DIVISION GROUP2nd AAF Ferrying Group
Air Transp Cd
ARMY8th Air Corps
DATE OF DEATH17 february 1944roddy william r mur
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHPloubalzanec
DATA PLAN

B-26 Marauder - type B-50-MA - s/n 42-95942

B26 MARAUDER

Macr: 3065

Mission: St-Mawgan (UK)

Takeoff: Marrakech, Maroc

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Air MedalPhoto FDLM
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
usaf 8AIRFORCE
 
 

 

Crew of B-26 Marauder - type B-50-MA - s/n 42-95942

1Lt William R RODDY Pilot Dead Tablets Cim Brit Am St-James
2Lt Vernon D BARBER CoPilot Dead Cim Brit Am St-James
2Lt Henri Caudill BARNETT Navigator Dead Wiggington Cem. London, KENTUCKY
T/Sgt Vincent   HARVEY

Radio Gunner

Dead Tablets Cim Brit Am St-James

MACR Missing Air Crew Reports n°3065.

The Martin B-26B Marauder - # 42-95942 took off at 00:45 of the ground near Marrakech French Morocco.

Fell at sea on its destination to the Royal Air Force Station in Saint Mawgan located in Cornwall.

The B-24 falls at sea off Ploubazlanec for some unknown reason.

The bodies were found in a dinghy on a beach between Paimpol and the tip of Bilfot on February 20, 1944, they will be buried in the western cemetery in St Brieuc.


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFindagrave.com - Francecrashes39-45.net - Absa3945.com - Cerp22.free.fr - Frédéric LAVERNHE
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