William Jack Copeland was born in Tennessee, Son of Rose Lee Copeland. He attended 3 years of high school and was a skilled mechanic and repairman before he entered the service on 29 September 1942 from Michigan. Sgt Copeland died non battle in England. He was a Left Waist Gunner (ASN 16110925).
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 26 November 1923
- Date of death: 23 April 1944
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxille
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 8th Air Force, 332nd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
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