William James Slaughter

Sgt    18214549    612th
1924 - 1944

Tail Gunner aboard 42-39943 (Lassie Come Home)

De Leon Cemetery , Texas
Block : 3 , Lot : 21.

     William was born Sep 18, 1924, De Leon, Comanche, Texas.
     He enlisted to the Air Corps.

     In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG.
     His last mission, May 7, 1944, Target: Berlin, the plane was hit by fighters.
     A/C dropped down and back from its position, No 2 engine feathered and crashed east of Celle, Germany.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.

     In 1944, when William died on the age of 19 he left behind his family :

         His father, William Payne Slaughter, age 49
         His mother, Bertha Slaughter, age 46
         His sister, Aubry Slaughter, age 26
         His sister, Irene Slaughter, age 21

Mission to Berlin, germany, Crashed near Langlingen, Germany

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