Pound, William Roy, Jr., LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-26
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1947-1948, US Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1947


Lieutenant Colonel

Three Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SFC Ken Logue-Deceased to remember Pound, William Roy, Jr. (Doolittle Raider Crew#12 Navigator), LTC.

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Home Town
Milford, Utah
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 13, 1967
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section V Grave 1097

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Last Known Activity
AAF Tail#40-2278 Take Off Order 12 Target-Yokohama

William Pound was one of the 80 airmen who, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, disembarked from the U.S.S. Hornet in the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II. Continuing in service following the raid, he flew 50 combat missions in the European Theater of action between September 1942 and March 1944.

Pilot Lt.  William M. Bill Bower  Ravenna, OH  

Jan 10, 2011

 Co-Pilot Lt.  Thadd Harrison Blanton  Archer City, TX   Sep 27, 1961   
 Navigator Lt.  William R. Pound, Jr.  Milford, UT   Jul 13, 1967   
 Bombardier Sgt  Waldo J. Bither  Houlton, ME   Feb 25, 1988   
 Eng/Gunner Sgt  Omer Adelard Duquette West Warwick, RI


 Jun 03, 1942 

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) William R. Pound, Jr. (ASN: 0-419332), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Navigator of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Pound with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force


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USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment GroupUSAAF 12th Army Air Force/310th Bombardment GroupUS Army Air Force (USAAF)US Air Force
  1942-1942, 1035, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment Group
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1091, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/310th Bombardment Group
  1945-1947, AAF MOS 1091, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1947-1948, US Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
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