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William "Bill" Deys

 

William Deys, WWII

 

Recent Address:

Rochester Hills, MI

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: William and Cornelia; Wife: Dorothy; Son: David

Hometown:

 

Date Entered Service:

February 1, 1943

Service Number:

 

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Tinian

Missions Flown:

19

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

 

Service Schools Attended:

 

Military Specialty(ies):

Radar Operator

Rank Upon Discharge:

1st Lieutenant

Crew Type:

Flight

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

Edwin McEvoy crew; 44-70115

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

 

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Comments:
Mr. Deys passed away September 22nd 2013 and is buried at Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, NY.

 

Crew members: Back Row (L-R) Maj. Edwin W. McEvoy, Aircraft Commander; 1st Lt. Theodore B. Burkholder, Pilot; Lt. Anthony P. Dziersky, Navigator; 1st Lt. Carl A. Brown, Bombardier; 1st Lt. William Deys, Radar.
Front Row (L-R) Cpl. Ellis W. Skinner, Upper Gunner; Sgt. Charles R. Himes, Left Gunner; Cpl. William B. Ross, Right Gunner; Cpl. Bertram Lasker, Tail Gunner; Sgt. Charles T. McAnally, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. George J. Lucas, Flight Engineer.

 


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