Rank and Name, Sergeant William E. Backus.
Unit/Placed in, 177th Engineer General Service Regiment.
William is born approx. on 18 Sep. 1918 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Father, Vernon E. Backus.
Mother, Beatrice (Inman) Backus.
William enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 20428352.
William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,
Mr. Roy Proebstle, pilot,
Mr. Peter Blivens copilot,
Pvt. James A. George Jr. Radio Operator
Mr. Carl V. Harris Passenger
Lt. Athel L. Gill Passenger
SIC. Bernard J. Ortego Passenger
CWO Floyd M. Appleman Passenger
Sgt. William E. Backus Passenger
Ma. j Rudolph F. Bostelman Passenger
Lt. Orlando J. Buck Passenger
Cpl. Charles Dykema Passenger
Pvt. Charles E. Ellis Passenger
T-5. Maurice R. Gibbs Passenger
Pvt. Anthony Kasper Passenger
PFC. Alfred S. Madison Passenger
Pvt. Howard A. Pevey Passenger
PFC. Clifford E. Phillips Passenger
T-4. Timothy D. Stevens Passenger
T-5. Edward S. Stoering Passenger
William died in the plane crash, the aircraft hit the slope of Mt Deception located in the Denali National Park, Alaska on 18 Sep. 1944, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at, Lake Wales Cemetery, Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida, USA.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/