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Army 1
1924 1
New York 1

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William B Pelton 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1924 1
New York 1
Place: Cattaraugus County, New York 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
26 Feb 1943 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 1
Army Serial Number:
12215572 1
Enlistment Place:
Atlantic City New Jersey 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:
Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0104 1
Film Reel Number: 1.97 1

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340th BG, 488th BS, Wm. B Pelton (KIA)


William B Pelton;  The 12th BG was at San Pancrazio, Italy. The 340th got some of their planes after Pompeii eruption at that airfield.  ( 15 Sep 2013 )

Wm B Pelton was KIA on 16 March, 1945 (rests in the Rome-Nettuno Cemetery.

1LT William Burt Pelton ~KIA~ 16 March 1945

1LT William Burt Pelton was a Pilot with the 340th Bombardment Group; 488th Bombardment Squadron, stationed in the Mediterranean Thearter of Operations, (MTO).

340th BG; 488th BS; 16 March 1945
B-25J Serial No. 43-27551; MACR: 14082;

Depart: Alesan A/D, Corsica; on Bombing Mission
over Spillembergo, Italy; Seen to crash; Cause Unknown; 301st Air Sea Rescue conducted search and recovered one (1) unidentified body.

Pilot: Pelton, William B., 1LT: O-828759: Olean, NY; KIA
Co-Pilot: Allen, Arthur L., F/O; T-6360; Corinth, NY; KIA
Bombardier: Bertagna, Arthur J., T/Sgt.; 16145329; Elmwood Park, ILL; KIA
Radio-Gunner: Ziegler, Walter F., T/Sgt.; 37554634; Kiester, MN; KIA
Turret Gunner: Schlittler, Robert G., S/Sgt.; 38397031; Stroud, OK; KIA
Tail Gunner: Kahl, Lawrence W., S/Sgt.; 6953321; Ardmore, OK; KIA

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