Died 2 April 1945
2nd Lt William (Bill) Pinion had flown his required number of missions and was ready to return home. His commanding officer asked for volunteers to continue the missions and Billy volunteered to fly one more. He was killed in a B-25 over the Island of Formosa on that mission.
2nd Lt William Pinion is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Kentucky together with T/Sgt Robert E. Marshall, T/Sgt Harry A. Neff, 1st Lt Thomas J. Paul Jr, 1st Lt Frank J. Rearden Jr. and S/Sgt Gordon P. Stone. 2nd Lt William Pinion returned from Scholfield Mausoleum #2 T.H. in 1950.