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William P. Voght was born in Hancock, Michigan, April 10, 1920. Between 1942 and 1945, he served as Ball Turret Gunner and Assistant Radio Operator in the pacific, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant and numerous citations and decorations including…


A photo of S.Sgt. William P. Voght, S.Sgt. Gilbert F. Walker, and T.Sgt. Charles D. Woodall receiving refreshments from Red Cross worker Ms. Dorothy Mae Artel after returning from a mission.

A Photo of S.Sgt. William P. Voght and his crew just prior to debarking for the SW Pacific. Caption on the back reads:

Sitting - left to right
Warren Thompson - Asst. Enginner
Charles [SSgt Robert O. Charles]- Assistant Electrician (Arm…

Photo of S.Sgt. William P. Voght and his fellow enlisted men during training in Arizona in the Spring of 1943. The men are as follows (clockwise from upper-left: TechSgt Merle L. Wilson (Engineer), TechSgt Richard A. May (Radio), SSgt Robert O.…

Photo of S.Sgt. William P. Voght with his Mother, Ivy M. Voght and sister, Mary E. Voght, at the family home in Houghton, Michigan.

Photo with his father, Claude E. Voght, at the family home in Houghton, Michigan.

Photos taken at the Voght family home in Houghton, Michigan while on furlough prior to deployment to the SW Pacific.

Official photo taken before deployment to the SW Pacific, most likely in Salt Lake City or on immediate arrival at Davis-Monthann Airfield in Tucson, Arizona.


Photo believed to be taken in late October 1942 at gunnery school in Harlingen, Texas.

A hand-written flight log from S.Sgt. Voght. The document begins on 12 August 1943 and ends on 5 June 1944. Entries generally contain a brief description of the target, flight and takeoff/landing time, and the mission's effectiveness.