William A. Weber was born on January 21, 1922. During World War II, he was a B-17 top turret gunner with the 327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group. On December 31, 1943, he and his crew took off from Podington Airfield (near Rushden, England) to bomb the Bordeaux-Merignac Airfield near Bordeaux, France. Just after their B-17 (#42-3186) dropped its bombs, it came under attack by German fighters. The fighters took out all four engines. Goldstein controlled the plane into a belly landing in a farm field near Bordeaux. All crew survived, but four were captured. The other six, including Sgt Weber, made it back to England with the help of French partisans. He returned to the UK on September 3, 1944.
Sgt Weber died on October 19, 2005, at the age of 83. He is now buried in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA.
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