William Perry Brady


1941

Textile Engineering

Columbia, South Carolina

Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant

55th Pursuit Squadron (Intercept) at Wilmington (NC) Army Air Base.

Jan 28, 2023

Feb 18, 1942

Non-Battle Death - Killed in a plane accident in Jackson, Mississippi

Lt Brady was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia.

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Additional Information

Summary: 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.

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