Date of Birth: November 12, 1917
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri
Father and Mother’s Names: Delmar and Rose (Bright) Coffman
Spouse and Children’s Names: Mary Roberts
Date Entered Service: Janurary 24, 1942 (in Sante Fe, New Mexico)
Service Branch: Army Air Corps
Rank/Specialty: Second Lieutenant
Service ID: O-797266
Division/Company/Unit info: 561st Bomber Squadron, 388th Heavy Bomber Group, 8th Air Force.
Riley Connection: Enumerated 1920 in Manhattan, Kansas while living at 1219 Houston St. Enumerated again 1930 in Manhattan, Kansas living at 1314 Fremont St.
Date of Death (and Age): July 29, 1942 (age 25)
Place of Death: William's plane went down in the English Channel.
Grave Location: Coffman was reported as Missing In Action and his body was never found. He was memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery at Cambridge, England.
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