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Koves William Joseph “Bill”

Monuments

B-17 42-29773

 

Name:
William Joseph “Bill” Koves
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-667410
Unit:
526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
2010-08-20
State:
Indiana
Cemetery:
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia
Plot:
Columbarium Court 7, Section SS, Column 13, Niche 2
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2nd Lt William Joseph “Bill” Koves, navigator of the B-17 42-29773 “Up and At Them”, took off from Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire, UK on a bombing run over Saint-Nazaire’s “Flak Alley”. They were shot down by AA fire and German fighters, crashing around 1712. Koves managed to bail out successfully but was captured and subsequently sent to Stalag 7A in Moosburg, Bavaria.