William Joseph Herriott was the son of William J. Herriott and Irene Carson. Service no. 514156

San Diego, July 10 – The United States Marine Corps today announced the names of eight persons killed when their Curtis Commando plane crashed on the slopes of Mt. Whitney. The two engines plane had been missing since February 2nd, when it took off from the marine air base at El Centro, on a flight to Corvalis, Ore. The wreckage was sighted from the air June 30th but searching parties did not recover the bodies until this week. The dead:
Captain F.W. Rogers, Pilot, son of F. Rogers, RFD 4, Hastings Mich.
Second Lieutenant, P.K. Davenport, navigator, husband of Mrs. Eilleen Davenport, 223 East Santa Fe Avenue, Santa Fe, N.M.
First Lieutenant F.M. Lockwood, copilot; son of Mrs. Ellen Lockwood, Providence Hospital, Portland, Ore.
Staff Sergeant J.C. Crabbe, Jr. radio operator;  husband of Mrs. J.C. Crabbe, 3683 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Ga.
Sergeant O.L. Costiloe, mechanic, son of Robert B. Costiloe, 2212 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
First Lieutenant G.W. Speckling; son of Mrs. S.L. Speckling, 2919 West Kenny Street, Seattle, Wash.
Master Technical Sergeant C.C. Laprade; son of A.O. Laprade, Wirtz, Va.
Private First Class W.J. Herriott; son of Mrs. Irene C. Herriott, 5109 Tennessee Avenue, St. Elmo, Tenn.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 14 July  1945
The body of Pfc. William Joseph Herriott, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Herriott, 5109 Tennessee Avenue, St. Elmo, will be brought to Chattanooga for funeral services. Pfc. Herriott died in the crash of an army plane last Feb. 2 on Mount Tyndall, Tulane County, Calif. His agebody was recovered from the wrechage of the plane early this week, the War Department notified his parents. Pfc. Herriott attended the Central High School and was a member of the Central High and East Chattanooga Boys bands. He used to work for the McKesson Duff Drug Company.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 20 January 1926
  • Date of death: 2 February 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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