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Wixted William Charles

Monuments

B24 crash

Name:
William Charles Wixted
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
13079871
Unit:
786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
2007-10-04
State:
Pennsylvania
Cemetery:
Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cem
Plot:
F
Row:
Grave:
4150
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Born 25 August 1920 Married to Mary P Hendrickson Wixted Top Turret Gunner of the B-24 Liberator 41-29371 “Crippled Bitch” that took off from Station 120 Attlebridge in Norfolk, UK on a mission to bomb the airfield at Bretigny-sur-Orge in France. The plane was hit by flak before it had released its bombs. The flaming plane was partially evacuated before it disintegrated in an in-flight explosion at 20,000 feet at around 7:30 pm. Wixted was taken as a POW to Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow