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Rank and Name, Sergeant William E. Alexander.
Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, 5th Bomber Group (Heavy).
William was born in 1910 in New York.
Father, Edwin M. Alexander.
Mother, Mary A. Alexander.
Sisters, Mary E. and Evelyn Alexander.
Brothers, Robert and John Alexander.
William enlisted the service in New York with service number # 6981151.
William’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17 were;
1st Lt. Birchard R. Quentin Pilot
Capt. John E. Powell Co Pilot
M/Sgt. Ambrose R. Klein Bombardier
S/Sgt. Howard L. Marquardt Enineer
S/Sgt. Dale V. Peterson Asst. Engineer
Sgt. Raymond J. Harther Radio Operator
Sgt. Willam E. Alexander Navigator
Sgt. Jack E. Jorgenson Tail Gunner
Pfc. Douglas B. Saxton Asst. Radio Operator
William was KIA during the Mission, the plane was out of control an crashed true to technical malfunction of the engine’s on Oct. 2, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/5th_Bombardment_Group.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html