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William J. Fagan Collection

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William J. Fagan Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
William J. Fagan
State of Birth:
CA
Home State:
MI
Note
Original collection materials retained at Leelanau Historical Society Museum.
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
364th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force
Location of Service
Idaho; Florida; Texas; Higham Ferrers, England; Kiel, Germany; Frankfort, Germany; Nuremburg, Germany; Stalag Luft III, Germany; Reims, France; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Northern Europe
Highest Rank
Second Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran served as a navigator on B-17 bombers. He flew 12 missions and parachuted from his aircraft over Kiel, Germany on the thirteenth mission.

Collection Information
(Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
Gina Watson
Contributor:
JoEllen Vinyard
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Eastern Michigan University
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/40077
Subjects:
Fagan, William J.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
William J. Fagan Collection
(AFC/2001/001/40077), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
Leelanau Historical Society Museum
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2016-11-02
 

 

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