670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. William John Daniel Sr.

Gunner,  13131411

Killed In Action - Sep 29, 1944

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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      Born: 21-Nov-1918, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Entered Military Service: Date: 17-Oct-1942 At: Pittsburgh, PA From: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 13131411

Buried: Saint Peters Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

Sgt. William J. Daniel Sr.

Memorial services for Staff Sgt. William J. Daniel Sr., of 715 N. Lang Ave., Homewood, killed in action over Germany, Sept. 29, will be held at 10:45 a. m. Sunday in the Homewood Lutheran Church of Redeemer.

Sgt. Daniel attended Westinghouse High Schoold and before his enlistment Oct 17, 1942, he ws employed by Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Co. He had been overseas since January, 1944.

Surviving are his son, William J. Daniel Jr.; his parents Catherine Rogers Daniel and William L. Daniel and grandparents, Elizabeth and John. F. Rogers.

Extracted from Newspapers.com

In the afternoon, a mission was sent against troop concentration at Julich, Germany. Flak was extremely heavy, and the aircraft severly damaged. The ship flown by Capt Jackson was badly shot up and his gunner, S/Sgt Daniel was severly hit in the leg, severing an artery. After dropping his bombs, Captain Jackson raced his plane back to the base in an effort to get aid for his stricken gunner, but to no avail. S/Sgt Daniel died before they landed. In this raid, Lts Maltby, McGlohn and S/Sgts Addleman and Eutsler were slightly wounded.
("670th Bombardment Squadron (L) History")

General Orders No. 18, 18 October 1944, Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded to wear with the Purple Heart to: 670th Bombardment Squadron (L), Alfred H. Maltby, O-747669, First Lieutenant, Air Corps, United States Army. For wounds received against an enemy of the United States on 29 September 1944, while serving as Bombardier-Navigator on an A-20 airplane. Entered military service from Hastings, Florida.
(416th BG Purple Heart Awards (PDF))

See also No_Report and Mission # 149

Photos and Documents
1920 US Census
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 24 Nov 1944, Fri Page 35
The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 24 Nov 1944, Fri Page 35
Veteran Burial Card
Veteran Burial Card
WW II Service Compensation Application
WW II Service Compensation Application
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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