Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant William Altman.
Unit/Placed in, 870th Bomber Squadron, 497 Bomber Group (Very Heavy).
William is born approx. on 1921 in Missouri.
Father, Michael Altman.
Mother, Dora Altman.
Both Parents born in Russia.
Sister(s), Blanche Altman.
William enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 0-866810.
William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
1st Lt. David C. Campbell Airplane Commander
2nd Lt. Jone W. Farris Pilot
2nd Lt. John J. Witucki Navigator/Bombardier
2nd Lt. Lloyd K. Swiler Radio Operator
2nd Lt. William Altman Engineer
Sgt. Joseph R. Rouse Jr. Fire Control
Sgt. James R. Moye Radar Obsever
Sgt. George L. Wills Left Gunner
Cpl. George R. Garavel Right Gunner
Sgt. Robbie L. Cobb Gunner
Sgt. Murel F. Wright Tail Gunner
William was KIA on the Bombing Mission to the Musashino Aircraft Engine Factory when they were attacked by Japanese A6M3 Zero’s Fighters, shot and crashed on Dec. 3, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished 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.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com