1st LT William F. Fiedler
Record NO: (217)
Rank / Rate
1st LT
War of Service
WWII
Date of birth
Jun 5, 1920
Place of birth / home town
LIMA
Family Members
High School
Central High School
Enlistment Date
Branch
Army Air Corps
Service Number
Unit / Ship / duty Station
Date of Casuality
Jun 30, 1943
Cause of Death or Status
DNB
Place of Incident
Pacific Ocean
Place of Burial or Memorial
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Awards
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Fiedler was killed in an accident, on June 30, 1943. While in the cockpit of his Airacobra on the ground, he was hit by a P-38 that suffered an engine failure, and both aircraft exploded. Fielder was pulled from the buring wreckage unconscious and was burned beyond recognition, and died hours later. Aerial Victories Officially Credited to Fiedler: January 26, 1943 - 1 x Zero Mark 2 (Hamp) February 4, 1943 - 1 victory June 12, 1943 - 1 victory June 16, 1943 - 2 victories TOTAL = 5 victories