668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. William H. Coe

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  14178256

Died in the Line of Duty - Jul 8, 1944

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 24-Oct-1925, Alabama

Entered Military Service: Date: 2-Nov-1942 At: Craig Field, Selma, AL From: Jefferson County, Alabama
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 14178256

Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama

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Coe had died of injuries received in a jeep accident in the meantime, and the award was made posthumously to his father, Mr. Thomas E. Coe.
(416th BG History 1944)

On 17 July, Staff Sergeant William H. Coe, an airplane mechanic-gunner, died of injuries received 8 July 1944 in an automobile accident at Braintree, Essex. One of the Squadron's original combat gunners, Coe had flown forty-seven missions. On 14 August he was awarded posthumously the Soldier's Medal for heroism.
("668th Bombardment Squadron (L) History")

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1940 US Census
Alabama Military Dead
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WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

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