CARROLL, WILLIAM EDWARD, JR., Second Lieutenant. # 0-677025, USAAF

 

William E. Carroll was born on 9 September 1914 in Texas to William Edward Carroll (1881-1931) (NY) and Bessie B. (Callen) Walton nee Carroll (1883-1976) (KS). Siblings included Katherine Carroll (1924-    ) (TX). Living with them in 1930 was his maternal grandmother, Arvilla Kees Callen (1849-1933) (PA) (widowed – Joseph L. D. Callen, Civil War veteran – 101st Illinois Infantry – pensioned 11 April 1865 and widow, 21 June 1886). He was married to Sadie J. Carroll.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF on 7 April 1942 in Houston, Texas. He completed pilot training and earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 13 March 1945 a Curtiss C-46A Commando, “Stork,” # 41-24705, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1333rd AAF Base Unit, Chabua, India, departed the airfield on a cargo mission to Kunming, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). The C-46 crashed enroute and was not located. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas.

MOORE, JOHN DENTON JR., Private First Class, # 38405364, USAAF

 

John D. Moore, Jr., was born on 16 November 1920 in Celina, Collin Co., Texas, to John D. Moore (1895-1985) (TN) and Wincy Lee Moore (1893-1984) (MO).

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 February 1942, was a student, resided at 111 N. Broadway, Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK, and described himself as 5’8”, 133 lbs, with blond hair and gray eyes.

After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-46 Commando. He was sent overseas to India. On 13 March 1945 a Curtiss C-46A Commando, “Stork,” # 41-24705, assigned to 10th Air Force, 1333rd AAF Base Unit, Chabua, India, departed the airfield on a cargo mission to Kunming, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). The C-46 crashed enroute and was not located. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii (Sec. P, Grave 1030). He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.

 

His father, born 9 March 1895, served in WWI, Private First Class, U.S. Army. He died 3 October 1985 and is buried in the Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton Co., Texas.