William Thomas Dalton
William was listed as missing in action. He was not officially declared dead until Feb 11, 1946. He went missing in flight
William served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-25J #43-3961, 82nd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force that was lost during WW II. This record is a "Cenotaph" in his honor.
Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 11, 1946.
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William served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-25J #43-3961, 82nd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Jefferson County, Tennessee prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 22, 1942 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farmer and also as Single, without dependents.
B-25J #43-3961 took off, with a crew of 6 & two other B-25's, from Pandaveswar, India on a Ammunition Ferrying Mission to Palel, India. After takeoff they seen by the other B-25's, however due to extreme cumulus clouds, they were eventually not seen again. The were believed to be lost either due to the weather conditions or mechanical failure.
William was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Service # 14156532
William also has a "Centoaph" in the Eastview Memorial Gardens, Knoxville, Tennessee.
" Click Here " for that record.
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Airmen who perished on B-25J #43-3961:
Burkett, Jack V ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NE
Cartwright, Perry B ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, FL
Dalton, William T, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, TN
Kelliher, Charles ~ Corp, Gunner, MA
Kizer, Richard D ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, TN
Mosteiro, Celso R ~ 1st Lt, Bmb/Nav, NY
( Bio, Family Link & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )
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