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William Bernard Woerman
Lieutenant, United States Navy
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William Bernard Woerman
Hamilton, Ohio
Born March 29, 1925
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Killed in Action
Died April 7, 1953 in Korea
Body Not Recovered

Lieutenant Woerman was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 92 aboard the aircraft carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CVA-45).

On April 7, 1953, while on a combat mission of strafing enemy positions south of Wonsan, Korea, his aircraft received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed and burst into flames. His remains were not recovered.

For his leadership and valor, Lieutenant Woerman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Commendation Ribbon, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.



WOERMAN, WILLIAM BERNARD 
LT   US NAVY
KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/29/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 04/07/1953
BURIED AT: SECTION 68  SITE 2839
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
(IN MEMORY OF STONE)

WOERMAN, ROSELLA M
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/27/1924
DATE OF DEATH: 06/25/1999
BURIED AT: SECTION 68  SITE 2839
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF WOERMAN, WILLIAM BERNARD, LT US NAVY



Korean Service Medal
Korean Service Medal


Posted: 7 August 2002  Updated: 18 July 2004
Distinguished Flying Cross
 

Air Medal 2 awards
 

Purple Heart Medal