David A. Williams

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Service - US Army Air Forces, 454th Ordnance Company, Aviation
Rank - Technician 4th Class
Born - ca 1915
Died - 14 September 1942
Buried - Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines - Plot H, Row 1, Grave 135
Township - Panther Branch

When Tech. 4th Class Williams was captured in the Philippines, he was on the Bataan Death March. He died several months later as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese at Camp O’Donnell. The 27th Bomb Group was the only Army Air Force unit in history to fight as an infantry regiment. There is a memorial marker at Wentworth Christian Church on Ten-Ten Rd., Raleigh, NC that is engraved as follows: “In Memory of PFC. David A. Williams, AS No. 14039467, died in service in Philippine Islands, June 16, 1943.” His military record shows 14 September 1942 (last report date). Tech. 4th Class Williams parents were George M. and Nannie Williams and they lived at Williams Crossroad (Ten-Ten and Old Stage Roads near Garner).

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