Klyasheff, Vasil William "Bill"
Bill Klyasheff was drafted into the Army in February, 1943, but following basic training, was assigned to the U.S. Army Air Force. He served in the European theater with the 327th Fighter Control Squadron, whose mission was to help guide U.S. fighter pilots to enemy targets, then back home again safely. Klyasheff's unit landed at Utah Beach on June 9th, 1944, only three days after the initial landing. The 327th saw combat in France and Belgium before ending the war in Germany.