W. C. Breeland Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces 0-760552 873rd Bomber Squadron, 498th Bomber Group, Very Heavy Entered the Service from: Texas Died: February 10, 1945 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Hawaii Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Here is the citation from ABMC.As it includes his serial number it will get you forward on acquiring his IDPF.Also note that the GROUP is the 498th and the Squadron is 873rd. The notation that this is a very heavy group indicates that it is a B-29 outfit. As he is listed on the tablets of the missing, it is possible that his date of death is one-year-and-a-day earlier than the date shown.
B-29 operations in the Pacific are not my specialty, but I expect that our friend Stalag can shed some light on this for you.