SERGEANT WILLIAM JOSEPH O’DONNELL; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

May 5, 1924 (Port Chester, NY) – December 29, 1944; 20 years old; unmarried
Last local address: Beauford Road, Norwalk
Enlisted March 4, 1943
Service number: 31326885
386TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP, 553RD BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON

Crew member on a Martin B-26G Marauder serial #44-67827 crashed into a hill near Neuilly, France on returning to base December 29, 1944. Other crew were 2Lt Robert Wayne “Rabbit” Bledsoe, pilot; Sergeant Frederick Jesse Beadle, Crew Chief; Sgt Charles J. Huling, Radioman; Sgt Lionel G. Aguirre, Mechanic; and Sergeant William Joseph O’Donnell.

Buried at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York; Plot K, Grave 17301

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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