William L. Birch, 6561172, Second Lieutenant
Bombardier Crew 11

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Graduated from Kern County Union High School, California.  Entered service on September 14, 1939 at March Field, California.  Graduated from Bombsight Maintenance School, Lowry Field, Colorado.  After raid attended Pilot Training Schools and graduated from Advanced Flying School, Lubbock, Texas in June 1943.  Separated from service after various Stateside assignments on December 7, 1945.  Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Born September 7, 1917, Galexico, California
Died November 18, 2006, Temecula, California

 

  

  

  

  

 

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