Rank and Name, Lieutenant Colonel William Hyatt Bache.
Unit/Placed in, Headquarters, Sixth Army.
William is born approx. on 18 July 1908 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Father, Benjamin F. Bache.
Mother, Cora (Hyatt) Bache.
William enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 0-018870.
William’s Crew Members where Civilians from United Airlines Transport under Contract of the Army Air Transport Command.
William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Consolidated C-87 were,
Civ. Christopher V. Pickup Pilot
Civ. Roger H. Moninger Co Pilot
Civ. Grant L. Jud Navigator
Civ. Edward J. Adams Engineer
Civ. Paul F. Carlson Radio Operator
Col. Ralph F. Love Passenger
Col. John Dibble Passenger
Lt. Col. Powhatan M. Morton Passenger
Lt. Col. John R. Pitman Passenger
Lt. Col. William H. Bache Passenger
Major James S. Gleason Passenger
Major Clark W. Mayne Passenger
2ndLt. Gerald H. Levine Passenger
CWO Alexander W. Dale Passenger
MSgt. Kendall M. Taylor Passenger
TSgt. Felix M. Padkosky Passenger
SSgt. Charles W. Cotton Passenger
Sgt. Percy J. Archdale Passenger
Sgt. Robert Lambie Passenger
Sgt. Alfred B. Collandar Passenger
William died when the plane crashed a few miles off shore in the pacific on 7 Aug. 1943, 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.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
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