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Peterson William L. J.

Name:
William L. J. Peterson
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-728312
Unit:
337th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1943-05-29
State:
Georgia
Cemetery:
Tablets of the Missing at Brittany American C
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

1st Lt William L.J. Peterson, bombardier of the B-17 42-3042 “Cabin Heater”, took off from station 138 Snetterton Heath, Norfolk, UK on bombing mission no. 61 over Rennes. Towards 1615, an Me-109 shot the bomber down, sending it hurtling into a high tension line, exploding the partially evacuated plane.