WILLIAM W BANCROFT JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM W BANCROFT JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM W BANCROFT JR

PANEL / LINE

6W/56

DATE OF BIRTH

06/12/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/13/1970

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM W BANCROFT JR
POSTED ON 11.7.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT BANCROFT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A NAVIGATOR. YOU ARE STILL MIA. PLEASE COME HOME.
ELECTION DAY IS NEAR AND VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING - SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU.
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POSTED ON 7.22.2015
POSTED BY: Sherry Sparks Cole

Great friend

I dated Bill while in high school and he always wanted to go into the service. I told him it worried me and his joking answer was always "Only the good die young." This proved very true because he was far too young when he died.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2014
POSTED BY: Marilyn Templeton

Remembering You Today

1st Lieutenant Bancroft, we will never forget you.
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POSTED ON 9.13.2014

Final Mission of 1LT William W. Bancroft Jr.

On November 13, 1970, MAJ David I. Wright, pilot, and 1LT William W. Bancroft Jr., navigator, departed their base at Udorn, Thailand on an aerial reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. During the mission, while just east of Tan Ap in Ha Tinh Province, their RF-4C Phantom jet was seen to explode and crash while making a low level pass over the objective target. It was not known at that time whether Wright and Bancroft survived. On 18 November 1970, the U.S. intelligence community received information which indicated that Wright and Bancroft were dead, and they were listed as Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT William W Bancroft Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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