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1st Lt. William B. Bonnifield - 344th Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, 15th Army Air Forces, 1943-1946
B-24 Pilot

1st Lt. William B. Bonnifield

First Lt. William B. Bonnifield was a B-24 Liberator pilot. He flew with the 15th air force in Italy earning the Distinguished Flying
Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, two Presidential Unit citations and seven battle stars. He flew with the famous
“Killer Kane” squadron which made the original bomb attack on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania. On three different occasions
he made forced landings, one in Yugoslavia, in B-24’s crippled by enemy fire.

Recorded in the 1980s, 1st Lt. William B. Bonnifield recounts his experiences during WWII:

Prior to flying overseas, 1944

Receiving the Air Medal

Crew returning from Vienna in October, 1944

Mission List

Strike photo - Bucharest, Romania - 8/2/1944

Strike photo - Mitovica Marshalling Yards, Yugoslavia - 9/1/1944