Bill Siler dies at 100
–Bill Siler, age 100, passed away in Morro Bay, California last month. Bill was a U. S. Army Air Corps navigator on B-17 Flying Fortresses in England during World War 11. After he completed the required missions in the B-17, Bill volunteered to fly with the British at night in a wooden Mosquito aircraft using a classified secret radio to contact British spies hidden on the ground in Nazi Germany.
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Siler’s ashes were dropped by his son from a World War 11, Stinson L-5E Sentinel aircraft over the Pacific Ocean. A pre-drop service took place at the Estrella Warbird Museum.
Bill was part of Tom Brokow’s “Greatest Generation” of men and women who fought for our freedoms over 70 years ago. We owe Bill and all the other veterans of that era a great debt for their service to our country!