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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