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First Name: Roger

Last Name: Williams

Birthplace: Sterling Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Sterling City, TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 01 December 1917

Date of Death: 22 December 1948

Rank: Major

Years Served:
Roger Hayden Williams

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Roger Hayden Williams

Major, U. S. Army Air Force

Silver Star

Headquarters, 5th Air Force, General Orders No. 38 (December 2, 1942)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Roger H. Williams (ASN: 0-421151), United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action while serving as a Pilot of the 40th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Group, FAR EAST Air Forces, in action over Sourabaya, Java, on 19 February 1942.
Lieutenant Williams was Pilot in a flight of eight P-40 type aircraft that intercepted a flight of nine Japanese bombers near Sourabaya. The bombers bunched in a protective formation as the P-40's came in for the attack, but on his first pass Lieutenant Williams shot down one of the enemy. He later returned his plane safely to the home base.

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Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316571   Created by: drjones46




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