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William Joseph Botter
Technical Sergeant, United States Air Force
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William Joseph Botter
Dawson, Oklahoma
Born August 27, 1924
Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Service Number AF33570888
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died February 28, 1954 in Korea

Technical Sergeant Botter was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 372th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Wing. On October 23, 1951, while on a bombing mission, the aircraft was attacked by enemy MiGs near Namsi Airfield. It headed toward the Yellow Sea and crashed.

He was taken Prisoner of War and was presumed dead on February 28, 1954. Technical Sergeant Botter was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

An "In Memory of" headstone was place in Arlington National Cemetery in Sergeant Botter's name on 30 April 2004.

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Posted: 1 May 2004 Updated: 17 September 2005
Air Medal
Air Medal (3)

Prisoner of War Medal
Prisoner of War

Purple Heart
Purple Heart