Veterans' Memorial Project

William Joseph Brons

Chicago, IL

World War II

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: Attended 1935

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Sergeant

Date of Birth: 03/19/1916

Date of Death: 04/30/1945

Affiliations: Alpha Chi Rho

Sgt. Brons served with the 40th Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group. He served as a radar man and navigator with the Army Air Transport Command. Col. Brons died on Luzon Island of a liver ailment. He is buried at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines, Plot D Row 7 Grave 112. He was awarded the Air Medal.

-submitted by James Opolony; additional information taken from Web site above and University records

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