I'd love to learn more about the specifics of his service. I do know (from a local article that my parents showed me when I was young) that his aircraft went down at one point and he received some sort of award for saving some of his crewmates during the incident.
I wish my knowledge was less vague.
Obviously, any information that can be contributed would be great!
All I could find was that he was a member of the Frank Ekas crew. His serial number was 370196. The crew info is dated 1-23-44. There is a entry of a William L Wiest flying as a waist gunner on the J ... more