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Dunham, William D. (William Douglas), 1920-1990



  • Existence: 1920-1990

Biographical Note

William Douglas Dunham was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1920. He graduated from Nezpearce High School in Nezpearce, Idaho and attended the University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho from 1937-1940. Dunham completed Air Corps Primary and Basic Flying Schools at Santa Monica and Moffett Field, California. He graduted from Advanced Flying School at Luke Field, Arizona, receiving a commission as second lieutenant on December 12, 1941.

Dunham had an extensive career with the United States Air Force until his retirement on February 1, 1970. His rank upon retirement was Brigadier General. Dunham died on March 3, 1990.

Source and Further information:

Biography derived from collection information and USAF biography found online at

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William D. Dunham World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2004-05-10
Contents of the Collection This small collection is comprised of four photographs and one map related to the World War II military service of William D. Dunham, circa 1939-1945. Each of the 4x5" photographs is black-and-white and depicts Dunham with an airplane. In three of the photographs, other military personnel are also in the image. Only one of these images includes a caption on the reverse; it depicts Dunham with three other men in front of a partially obscured Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bonnie". The caption reads...

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