Need help with the KIA and Roll of honor for PFC Windham KIA in England during World War II

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Could someone add this profile to the Roll of Honor and KIA please. And then add those identifiers on her profile. Thanks. 

PFC Windham was the first WAC to give her life in the line of duty. She was killed on March 31st while serving as a flight engineer on a training mission over England. Her plane collided with another aircraft coming in for a landing, in a crash at a UK base (Bovington Camp, Purbeck District, Dorset, England) on March 31 1945. She was only 23 years of age at the time of her death.

WikiTree profile: Jane Windham
in Genealogy Help by Sandra Davidson G2G6 Pilot (181k points)

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All done.  A pioneer such as she who gave her life in the service of this country deserves all we can give her.
by LJ Russell G2G6 Pilot (197k points)
selected by Sandra Davidson
Thank you so much LJ!! Appreciate that and the comment too!
Thank you Sandra for allowing me the honor of being able to help in giving her her due.

Notice how she was just a Pfc and not a higher rank but was the flight engineer.  Sad how women were treated at that time in the military and that it took so long for her to get her military head stone.  She sounds like she was one tough cookie Bless her.

All the best,

Thank you for telling her story. I knew something of the roles of British and Commonwealth women during WW2 but don't think I've ever seen anything about those from the USA.

(one small point about location. Purbeck District is the name of the local council area but  it only came into existence in 1974. It is just about  to be abolished .Bovington, Dorset works then and now.)
Well done, LJ. Excellent work! (As usual.)
Here's a profile I did yesterday.

These heroes do deserve all we can do for them.
Only about 22. How sad. But that should not take away from William’s willingness to serve, even with death as a possibility. Well done, Stuart!
Excellent Stuart,  making sure we recognize those who served is a pet project of mine.  Hope you don't mind, but I added a few embellishments to William's Profile.

Most of my family from the Island Fortress were in the States by the time of the Great Wars of the 20th Century.  So I am unaccustomed to British Military categories.  Looking for a WW2 sticker like the US has for those who served.

Though I believe one of my Welsh Cousins married a man who served in the Zulu Wars.
I don't think there is a Bermuda WW2 category yet.  On my Canadian profiles, I usually put a flag.  It also helps if you have more info. Here's my great uncle.
Good profile, Stuart. Would you like to share the pic of the medallion on Ward’s profile here and comment on it? I’d like to know more.
No there isn't Stuart as Bermuda did not field it's own forces.  Those who served would have served in the various branches of the British Military.

But, I could be wrong.  You may want to ask a question on this to verify my conclusion in G2G and tag it Categories and Military as well as Military_and_War.  Possibly a Bermuda Military Service category?

And I did find the WW2 sticker.  Basically the same as US Sticker, just use the correct British Service Branch.
The medallion is still in the family.  Unfortunately Arlie's medals are not.  The medallion is engraved on the front with his name so it's not much use to anyone else, but for those interested, it's here.

Here's some general info on the meddallion.

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