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1st Lt William J. Southall, Jr.
Airplane Commander

Entered the Service from: Alabama
Died: April 15, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

WWII Enlistment Records show that 1st Lt William J. Southall, Jr. was a resident of Jefferson County Alabama. He enlisted as an aviation cadet 28 Feb 1942. His place of enlistment was Montgomery. Alabama. He completed 4 years of high school at the time of enlistment and his material status was listed as single.

Per Roster of Officers, Ground and Air Echelon dated 30 Nov 1944, 1st Lt William J. Southall, Jr. is listed as receiving his commisson on 21 April 1943. This roster also indicated he was single.

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Source: American Battle Momuments Commission War Dead Database; WWII Enlistment Records; Roster of Officers 30 Nov 1944