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Sgt William F. Gilliland

Discussion in 'All Hands Club & Canteen Discussion Area' started by Robersabel, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Robersabel

    Robersabel New Member

    Sgt William F. Gilliland 15060594 AAF was declared KIA on 1 January 1946. He was from Felton Indiana. Unit assigned unknown. Circumstances leading to his death unknown. He served in the PTO. Appreciate any information.
     
  2. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    William Francis Gilliland was the engineer on C-46 41-24660. The 4 man crew from the ATC was flying from APO 467 - Station 7 to Station 12. Course was "Item". The last radio contact was 1-18-44 at 13:25. Plane went missing. All crew declared DED. I believe that APO 467 station 7 was SOOKERATING, INDIA and Station 12 was Yunnanyi, China. This was a flight over the Hump. All four men are still listed MIA (Declared Dead 1-16-46). The MACR has the loss due to enemy aircraft, I wonder if the radio contact mentioned they were under attack.?

    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56763449
    Page listed here as Captain not 1st Lt but date matches:
    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56748058
    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56754759
    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56760514



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  3. Robersabel

    Robersabel New Member

    Appreciate the prompt response and information. Thank you...
     

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