Aircraft B-24H with serial number 41-28932 was on an objective bombing mission to Vechta A/F in Germany. The aircraft was shot down near Gelderingen, 5km West of Steenwijk in the Netherlands. He was initially buried in a small cemetery near Steenwijk by a group of Hollanders.
Pilot, 2nd Lt Robert W. Harrington
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt James E. Miller
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Robert G. Borst
Nose Gunner, Sgt William K. Meyer
Radio Operator, S/Sgt Louis Palermo
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Tice L. Jones
Ball Turret Gunner, Sgt Lloyd O. Kelley
Right Waist Gunner, Sgt William H. Rye
Left Waist Gunner, S/Sgt William M. Julian Jr.
Tail Gunner, Sgt Chester A. Zyb
-U.S. Army Air Forces, 787th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, Heavy
-Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands
-Enlisted on October 26, 1942, at Camp Forrest, TN, in the Air Corps
-Parents: Will H. and Christine Julian
The Knoxville Journal, June 6, 1944
Sgt. William M. Julian Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Julian Sr., of Knoxville is a waist gunner-engineer completing at an air base in a Western state. Julian attended Stair Vocational School. His wife is the former Miss Rachel Hauk. She lives at 401 South Castle Street.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 1 August 1916
- Date of death: 15 August 1944
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 787th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, Heavy
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
- Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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