1st Lieutenant William H. Beaver was assigned to the 868th Bomber Squadron, Heavy, 13th Air Force Far East Command. At the time of his loss the Squadron was flying B-24’s out of Noemfoor Island, New Guinea. He was killed in action on 21 April 1945 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
The airplane´s (B-24) destination was Makassar Straits Celebes in Indonesia. The plane was hit by enemy fighters and crashed with bombing load into the water about 6 miles from Makassar Town.
Pilot, 1st Lt William H. Beaver
Co-Pilot, F/O Arthur C. Resech
Navigator, 1st Lt Bert E. Kullerstrand
Bombardier, 1st Lt Wynn W. Eldredge
Engineer, T/Sgt Nathan Quicksilver
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt William P. McCarthy
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Robert R. Rejo
Radar Operator, Sgt Napoleon J. Krawczyk
Gunner, Sgt Henry P. Ptak
Gunner, Sgt Charles W. Lever