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Old 16th December 2009, 18:35
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USAAF airman PoW on RAF bomber

Bomber Command Losses Vol.5 (1944) page 147 (Chorley):
Lancaster III - 57 Sqn - ND622 - Sgt W.E. STEEPER - USAAF - PoW

Footprints on the Sands of Time - page 410:
STEEPER WE USA 57 Sqn ND622 Lancaster 30/3/44 Nuremberg

PoW Register (PoW Naval and Air Forces of GB and the Empire):
STEEPER WEA (American) Sgt 1060195

Servicenumber 1060195 as mentioned in the PoW-Register is incomplete and may have been: 10601595 (8 figures instead of 7).

STEEPER can't be found on the US Enlistment List, however the ADD Form (Access to Archival Database) gives for 10601595:T/Sgt Herbert R. STOREY (from Indiana) - enlisted as a T/Sgt 17-12-1943 into the Air Corps.

Is it possible that STEEPER was an alias for STOREY ? Who has access to the Form 1180 for the bombaimer's name.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.
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Old 16th December 2009, 20:56
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Re: USAAF airman PoW on RAF bomber

Henk,

the AAD PoW registers contain:


SERIAL NUMBER 10601594 10601594
NAME STEEPER WILLIAM E STEEPER WILLIAM E
GRADE, ALPHA T SG Technical Sergeant
GRADE CODE 3 Lieutenant Colonel or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Director of nurses or Technical Sergeant or Commander or Petty Officer, 1st Class
SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY
ARM OR SERVICE AC Air Corps
ARM OR SERVICE CODE 20 AC: AIR CORPS
DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 30 30
DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 03 03
DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 4 1944
RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 WHITE
STATE OF RESIDENCE 23 New York
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
PARENT UNIT NUMBER
PARENT UNIT TYPE - Undefined Code
AREA 72 European Theatre: Germany
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 13 13
LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 07 07
LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1945
SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY
CAMP 032 Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
REP
POW TRANSPORT SHIPS
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Old 16th December 2009, 20:57
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Re: USAAF airman PoW on RAF bomber

And his enlistment register

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 10601594 10601594
NAME STEEPER#WILLIAM#E####### STEEPER#WILLIAM#E#######
RESIDENCE: STATE 23 NEW YORK
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 065 ONEIDA
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 0921 Undefined Code
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 17 17
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 12 12
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION T#SG Technical Sergeant
GRADE: CODE 3 Technical Sergeant
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps
BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY K9 BRITISH NORTH AMERICA or CANADA or LABRADOR or NEWFOUNDLAND
YEAR OF BIRTH 22 22
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 992 Undefined Code
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0055 0055
FILM REEL NUMBER 1.48# 1.48#
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Old 16th December 2009, 21:00
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Re: USAAF airman PoW on RAF bomber

And he sailed back home to New York on the Queen Elizabeth June 29th 1945

Altough the name is listed as

F/O William E Steeper 10601595 AC Leslie Ave, Utica NY

This may be him:
William E. Steeper, 81, of Phoenix, died Jan. 25, 2004. He was a WWII US Air Force veteran. Private family services were held.
Published in the Arizona Republic on 1/28/2004.

I think his name is mentioned here too:
http://www.merkki.com/the_roommates.htm
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