William A Lanford served his country in World War II with the 483rd Bombardment Group .
From the current records we have obtained and transcribed, we have not been able to determine which squadron William Lanford was assigned, therefore the listing is under the Headquarters Section. Additionally, as is often the case for awards that are issued for the soldier/airman who was shotdown, killed or captured, as well as those who had finished their tour of missions and came back to the states, these individuals had been taken off of the squadron records and thus all of their paperwork would be attributed to the headquarters.
The information on this page about William Lanford has likely been obtained through a variety of sources including but not limited to the serviceman themselves, family, copies of military records that are in possession of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum along with data obtained from other researchers and sources including AF Archives at Air Force Historical Research Agency and the U.S. National Archives.
This information is by no means complete, we are adding information based upon documentation in our possession.
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