William Perry Brady


Textile Engineering

Columbia, South Carolina

Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant

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

May 24, 2024

Feb 18, 1942

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

Lt Brady was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia.


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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