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"He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it, he lives–in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."

Franklin Roosevelt

Lt Arthur F. Williams Jr.

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2nd Lt Arthur F Williams Jnr died on 29th June 1944 in the Foxwood Avenue Disaster, following the crash of Vincent James P-47 in to a row of bungalow homes. He tried to warn civilians & firefighters in the road of the danger of an unexploded bomb but was killed in the blast, shortly afterwards.

510th pilots Lt. Starck, Lt Kociencki, and Lt Williams were commorated when a plaque to the 405th was unveiled at Purewell Cross War Memorial, Christchurch in June 2002.

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Lt Boleslaw Kociencki

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Lt Boleslaw Kociencki was killed on 22nd June 1944 when he collided head on with a Messerschmitt Bf 109G he was attacking in the Cloyes-sure-le-Loir area. He was known as K-Kid and flew a P-47 with this name on it.

510th pilots Lt. Starck, Lt Kociencki, and Lt Williams were commorated when a plaque to the 405th was unveiled at Purewell Cross War Memorial, Christchurch in June 2002.

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Lt C.W. Starck

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2nd Lt Charles W Starck died on 29th May 1944, as a result of a mid air collison on 28th May, while he was flying the 510th's Piper L-4B Grasshopper. The crash occurred near Avon village a few miles north of Christchurch airfield. He may have collided with an RAF aircraft as no other USAAF aircraft was lost in a collison nearby. His body was later returned to the USA for burial.

510th pilots Lt. Starck, Lt Kociencki, and Lt Williams were commorated when a plaque to the 405th was unveiled at Purewell Cross War Memorial, Christchurch in June 2002.

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Lt. Russel B. Clifford

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Lt. Russel B. Clifford from Kiamath Falls, Oregon.
P 47 D 20 RE 42 76471 crashed in FONTAINE LA GUYON pilot killed

1944-00-00

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