William Manley Dexter (1920-1943)

William Manley Dexter (1920-1943)

World War II · US Marine Reserve

William Manley Dexter enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in October 1940, then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in May 1941. In June of 1942 he transferred to the US Marine Corps and trained to fly the SBD Dauntless dive bomber. He was killed in a plane crash on 26 May 1943 while serving with VMSB-151 at Tutuila, Samoa.

World War II (1939 - 1945)
Military Unit

VMSB-151, MAG 13, 4th Marine Base Defense Wing, FMF, Tutuila, Samoa

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Service Number

O-11265

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Served For

United States of America

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Gold Star

Yes

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World War II (1939 - 1945)
Served For

Canada

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Rank

Pilot Officer

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World War II (1939 - 1945)
Served For

United States of America

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Branch

Army Air Forces

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World War II (1939 - 1945)
Served For

United States of America

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Branch

Marine Corps Reserve

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Stories about William Manley Dexter (1920-1943)

Lt. William M. Dexter, USMC Aviator

  • Tutuila, American Samoa
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Schenectady Gazette, 3 Oct 1940
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Albany Times Union, 23 Jun 1942
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May 1943 Muster Roll for VMSB-151
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Schenectady Gazette, 2 Jun 1943
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Schenectady Gazette, 25 Oct 1947
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1948 Application for Headstone, Lt. William Manley Dexter, USMCR
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Lt. William M. Dexter, USMCR, 1945 Mont Pleasant High School Yearbook memorial photo
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Albany Times Union, 11 Oct 1947
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Schenectady Gazette, 18 Oct 1947
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