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William B. Briggs

Wiiliam B. Briggs, 1920-1995, Served as ariel engineer in the 15th AAF, Squadron 781, Group 465, 1943-1945, Pantanella Airfield, Italy

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1943_daddyscrew3.jpg
1944, Sgt. William B. Briggs (left) and unknown crew member of B-24, Squadron 781, Bomber Group 465, Italy.
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1943_daddyscrew1.jpg
1944,two unknown crew members of B-24, Squadron 781, Bomber Group 465, Italy, with whom my father served.
1943 Newspaper Article on Wm Briggs' B-24 Squandron
1943 Newspaper Article on Wm Briggs' B-24 Squandron
March 3, 1945 Telegram to Mary R Briggs-husband is MIA
March 3, 1945 Telegram to Mary R Briggs-husband is MIA
Telegram dated March 13, 1945 to my mother, Mary Ruth Briggs, reporting her husband is missing in action.
March 17, 1945 Telegram-William Briggs returned to allied foreces
March 17, 1945 Telegram-William Briggs returned to allied foreces
William Briggs no longer missing in action. Returned to allied forces on March 19, 1945.
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Page 3-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
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Page 4-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
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Page 9-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
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Page 8-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
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Page 7-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
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Page 6-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
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Page 5-Missing Air Crew Report, Squad. 781, Bomber Group 465. March 2, 1945
Robert French Crew
Robert French Crew
Robert French Crew, B-24 Liberator, Squad 781, Group 485, 15th AAF, 1945
B-24 Nancy Lynn
B-24 Nancy Lynn
Not certain about the plane. I believe the crew of 781, 465 of the 15th AAF, B-24 liberator were assigned to this plane when their aircraft was lost on March 2, 1945
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SCORPIO2.JPG
Scorpio, B-24 nose art, 42-52762 My father, William Briggs was the aerial engineer on this B-24. It was shot down on March 2, 1945.
Scorpipo, B-24 nose art, 42-52762
Scorpipo, B-24 nose art, 42-52762
My father, William Briggs was the aerial engineer on this B-24. It was shot down on March 2, 1945.
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MACR 42-52762, on which my father, William B. Briggs is listed as MIA.
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1945_article_daddyreturntoaction.jpg
Article about William Briggs's return to active duty following his MIA stat
B-24 Bomber, Nancy Lynn, unknown BS, BG,
B-24 Bomber, Nancy Lynn, unknown BS, BG,
B-24 named after aerial engineer and nose gunner, Sgt. William B. Briggs' oldest daughter (my sister). The history of this plane is currently not known.
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1943_DaddywithB24_1.jpg

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