1/Lt. William Mearns III

(D. Erne via P. Randall)

1/Lt. William Mearns III

343rd FS - 17 December 1944 - September 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-S 44-14421 (W. Staggs collection via C. Smith)
P-51D "Connie"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
335 03 March 1945 Ruhland
366 09 April 1945 Munich
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 03 March 1945  Me-109 damaged (ground) Prague/Letnany
03 March 1945  Ju-88 damaged (ground) Prague/Letnany
09 April 1945  Me-410 damaged (ground) Munich-Brunnthal Landing Ground
Notes Home of Record - Maplewood, New Jersey
ASN - O-826724
17 December 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
January 1945 - Awarded the Air Medal
February 1945 - Awarded 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal
February 1945 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
03 April 1945 - Crashed on take-off when engine failed.
July 1945 - Transferred to the 27th FG
Additional Photo (L-R) Lt. Milner and Maj. Giller at the skeet range (F. Birtciel)

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