Summary

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
15 Jul 1909 2
Virginia 2
Death:
22 May 1944 2
Kiel, Germany 2
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Full Name:
William Loving Hamilton 2
Person:
William L Hamilton 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
15 Jul 1909 2
Virginia 2
Male 2
Birth:
1909 1
Virginia 1
Death:
22 May 1944 2
Kiel, Germany 2
Cause: crash of B-17 "Bayou Gal" 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia 2
Residence:
Place: NewYork County, New York 1
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Birth:
Mother: Susan Loving 2
Father: John Breckenridge Hamilton 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
13 Jun 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
33125658 1
Enlistment Place:
Richmond Virginia 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge 1
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Occupation:
taxicab driver 2
Race or Ethnicity:
white 2
Occupation:
Unskilled amusement, recreation, and motion picture occupations, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0614 1
Film Reel Number: 2.278 1

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Sgt. William L. Hamilton was killed in action over Kiel, Germany on May 22, 1944 with the other crewmen of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Bayou Gal" of the 305th Bomb Group, 364th Bomb Squadron: Lt Cecil Marvin Gerber (P) Washington, DC [actually Hagerstown, MD] FO Houison G. Reed (CP) Lake Charles, LA 2Lt Edmund J. Wageman (N) Perth Amboy, NJ 2Lt Orval R. Williams (B) Indio, CA S/Sgt Robert D Anderson (TT) Blackfoot, ID S/Sgt Junior R. Leavell (RO) Delores, CO Sgt John R. Gault Jr (BT) Detroit, MI Sgt William L. Hamilton (LW) Richmond, VA Sgt Alphonse A. Kneupper (RW) Converse, TX S/Sgt Gordon J. Willis (TG) San Francisco, CA

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