Location:
36 Perimeter Rd., Bradley Int'l Airport,
Windsor Locks,CT 06096
N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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New England Air Museum
William Fesler

 

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Family Information:

Parents: William and Ida

Hometown:

Frankton, IN

Date Entered Service:

1943

Service Number:

O-750966

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

25th

Location of Unit:

Chakulia, India

Missions Flown:

First bomb mission over Yawata. Lost on February 1, 1945 on bomb mission to Singapore Dry-docks.

Hump Missions Flown:

 

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Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

Pecos Basic Flying School; Marfa, Texas AAF Advanced Flying -43G Jul 1943; B-29 School, Pratt, Kansas

Military Specialty(ies):

 

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lt.

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24589 Calamity Jane

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

Killed in action, February 1, 1945

Comments:

Lt. Fesler was the co-pilot in the lead plane captained by mission leader Aubrey Richard. All members were lost including; Raymond Schuette, Jim Miller, Walter Ingalls, James Brennan, Edward Walter, George Hanger, Herbert Bridges, Alvin Fiedler, Oliver Kidd, Lee Chapman.

 


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