William L. Setter

Recent Address: E8548 State Road 170, Colfax, WI 54730
E-mail Address: tgrill@pressenter.com
Family Info: Parents: Louis and Rita; Wife: Anna Mae; Children: Douglas, Jean, Gregory; Sibling: Gertrude
Hometown: Boyceville, Wisconsin
Date Entered Service: 1942
Service Number: 16156112
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Tinian
Missions Flown: 30
Hump Missions: 24
Targets: Japan
Awards: Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal
Service Schools:
MOS: Tail Gunner, Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight and Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6209 Old Man Mose
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Post WWII Service: 1944
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Farmer -- owned his own farm for 50 years. Enjoyed farming very much. Collected gas engines and enjoyed going to antique tractor and gas engine show.
Thoughts About the 58th: He was very proud to have served in the war. It was hard to get him to open up but when he did it was very enjoyable thoughts he talked about. All the missions he flew over the Hump. He was very proud of his military service.
Comments: William Setter died on August 16, 2000.

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