2nd Lt John Allison Williams served with the 331st Combat Crew Training Squadron aboard B-24E Liberator #42-7066. His plane crash 20 miles northeast of the Army Air Field at Casper, Wyoming. Three officers and five enlisted men were killed.

Captain Charles W. Bley, Berkeley, California
Second Lieutenant Eugene E. Ravera, Newton, New Jersey
Second Lieutenant John A. Williams, Morristown, Tennessee
Staff Sergeant Carl Emmett Cleland, Sunbury, Ohio
Sergeant Vernon E. Arne, Stewart, Illinois
Sergeant George Peter Peterson, Perry, Ohio
Sergeant Duane T. Zetah, Cushing, Minnesota
Corporal Elmer L. Walters, Pawpaw, Illinois

The Knoxville Journal, March 7, 1944
Second Lt. John A. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Williams, was killed in the crash of a heavy bomber at Casper Army Air Field Thursday, March 2. Funeral services Wednesday from First Baptist Church, Morristown. Burial in Jarnigan Cemetery.
Survivors: parents; sister, Mary Jane; brothers, Neil and Reese; grandparents, Mrs. Emma Williams, Mrs. A.M. Haskins, Knoxville; an aunt, Lucy Carr. Body will arrive in Morristown late Tuesday and will Be taken to the home of the parents on the Andrew Johnson Highway, where it will remain until time for services.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 March 1924
  • Date of death: 2 March 1944
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 331st Combat Crew Training Squadron
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Emma Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, Hamblen County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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