Pat McCamy Williams enlisted with the Air Corps on 5 September 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
He was flying P-47D with serial number 42-7946 out of Horsham, St Faith, England.
Died 31 May 1943 and was initially buried at Champigneul Cemetery at Chalons-Sur-Marne, France and reburied at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France, B,17,31.
He was the son of Casimir Pulaski Williams and Annie George McCamy.
The Knoxville Journal, June 9, 1943
Harrogate, June 8 – C.P. Williams, business manager of Lincoln Memorial University, has been notified by the War Department that his son, First Lt. Pat M. Williams, is missing in action in the European area since May 31. Lieutenant Williams was a member of the new Thunderbolt Fighting Squadron. A junior at Lincoln Memorial University, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in the summer of 1941. He is a graduate of Powell’s Valley High School and has a brothers, Pvt. Richard Williams in the service at Greensboro, N.C.
The Knoxville Journal, March 7, 1944
Harrogate, March 6 – A memorial service for Lt. Pat McCamy Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Williams, of Harrogate, Tenn., was held in Duke Hall, at Lincoln Memorial University yesterday afternoon. Lt. Williams was killed in action near Coutrai, Belgium, May 31, 1943, while on an operational flight over the continent. Maj. John D. Hartigan, commanding officer of the 63rd College Training Detachment at the University of Tennessee, presented Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Williams, the parents, of Lt. Williams, with the Air Medal and Purple Heart, which were awarded posthumously to Lt. Williams by the War Department.
Photo courtesy; Dwight “Andy” Anderson
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 4 January 1921
- Date of death: 31 May 1943
- County: Claiborne
- Hometown: Harrogate
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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