William Ray Mooney
S/Sgt 18169545 614th
1922 - 1944
Right Waist Gunner aboard 42-38162
Pine Log Cemetery, Barber, Logan County, Arkansas
Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1922 - 1944
William was born Nov 10, 1922, Mansfield, Sebastian, Arkansas.
In Nov, 10, 1942 on his 20th birthday, he enlisted to the air corps.
On Aug 28, 1943 he married to Edna Laverne fry from Barber, Scott, Arkansas.
In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Apr 9, 1944, target: Marienburg , Germany, the
Group was attacked by a number of FW 190's.
The B-17 , piloted by Lt. William R. Dawes, had its nose blown off
and was seen going into the Baltic sea
There were no survivors of the crew, which was nearing the end of its tour.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Willam died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :
His father, William R. Mooney
His mother, Esther M. Mooney
His sister, Buna Mae Mooney
His wife, Edna Laverne Fry, age 19
Marienburg, located in East Prussia, was the most distant target yet bombed by the 401st.
Enroute back from the target, while over the Baltic Sea, the Group was attacked by a number of FW 190's.
AC was seen going into the sea.
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