William Perry Brady
Columbia, South Carolina
Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant
55th Pursuit Squadron (Intercept) at Wilmington (NC) Army Air Base.
Dec 8, 2023
Feb 18, 1942
Non-Battle Death - Killed in a plane accident in Jackson, Mississippi
Lt Brady was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia.
Additional InformationSummary: 2LT Brady was assigned to the 55th Pursuit Squadron (Intercept) at Wilmington (NC) Army Air Base. On 18 February 1942, Brady was part of a three-plane ferry flight. At approximately 1250 hours, Brady’s aircraft collided in the air with another P-40 piloted by 2LT H. H. Woodford in low visibility weather. The aircraft crashed in a wooded area about six miles northeast of Brandon, MS. Both pilots were killed and both aircraft destroyed.
Based on an accident report.