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Altman, William

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.


Thanks to,

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

870th Bomber Squadron
497th Bombardment Group
Isley Field, Saipan
Musashino Aircraft Engine Factory, Tokyo
Japanese A6M3 Fighter
His rank Second Lieutenant