William J. Dieter, 6565763, Staff Sergeant
Bombardier Crew 6

Completed one year of High School.  Enlisted October 29, 1936 at Vancouver Barracks, Washington.  Graduated from Coast Artillery Motor School, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1938.  Re-enlisted December 12, 1940 with 95th Bombardment Squadron, McChord Field, Washington on December 12, 1940.  Was killed on April 18, 1942 in crash landing after Tokyo Raid.  Interred by Chinese at Shatow, China.  Decorations awarded posthumously include Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and the Chinese Breast Order of Yung Hui.

Born October 5, 1912, Vail, Iowa
Killed in action, April 18, 1942

Drowned along with Sgt. Fitzmaurice after ditching plane in China Coast.

Golden Gate National Cemetery
1300 Sneath Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066
650-761-1646

Section B Grave 201
Interment 1/10/1949

Originally interred at Shatow, China
Returned to the States for reburial after interment at
Schofield Barracks, Mausoleum #2, Oahu, Hawaii
 

 

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