Sgt. William Deighan Lost on Bombing Run
Sergeant William Deighan, U.S. Army Air Forces, 568th Bomber Squadron, 390th
Bomber Group, was the engineer/top turret
gunner aboard the B-17 heavy bomber #232026, nicknamed "Tis a Mystery"
piloted by 1st. Lt. Duane G. H. Sweeny of Iowa.
All members of Sweeny's crew were
killed in action on December 30, 1944, according to the
The Missing Air Crew Report, #11247,
consists of four pages - none of which give any detail as to the crash of
the aircraft into the sea except as quoted below:
Sgt. Deighan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Deighan of Centre Street, Nutley, N.J.
This Nutley Son's name is not on the WWII memorial.
He was born in Belleville, N.J.
Newark Evening News, Jan. 19, 1946
The Nutley Sun, Jan. 25, 1946
390th Bomber Group Memorial Museum, Research Dept.
Snail Mail: PO Box 110252, Nutley NJ 07110
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