MADDOX, CARROLL RICE, First Lieutenant, # 0-732628, USAAF

 

Carroll R. Maddox was born 17 April 1917 in Delta, Pennsylvania, to Carroll Maddox (1877-1950) and Mabel L. (Rice) Maddox (1880-1970). Siblings included Lillian E. Maddox (1909-    ), Ethel Virginia Maddox (1910-    ), Margaret Maddox (1911-    ), and James Rowland Maddox (1912-1990). His mother and oldest sister were born in Virginia and the rest in Maryland.

 

He registered for the WW II draft in 1940, and described himself as 5’8”,148 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in Baltimore, Maryland, on 22 March 1941, with four years of college.

On 24 June 1944, a B-24J, # 42-73324, of the 374th Bomb Squadron, departed Chengkung, China, on a mission to bomb Hankow, China. The aircraft was missing; reason unknown. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Purple Heart. He is remembered on the Manila American Cemetery, Fort William McKinley, Philippines.

 

BAILY, HAROLD GEORGE, Technical Sergeant, # 17164565, USAAF

 

Harold G. Baily was born 30 October 1922 in Nebraska to George A. Baily (1895-1988) and Myrtle Sylvia (Johnson) Baily (1904-1989). Siblings included Ernest Leroy Baily (1924-2007), Doris Marie Baily (1927-2000), Geraldine E. Baily (1930-    ) Marjorie Louise Baily (1932-    ), and Beverly Ann Baily (1936-    ). In 1930 the mother of George A. Bailey, Emma L. Baily (1869-1945), widowed, lived with them (father – August W. Baily (1864-1901). In 1940 they lived in New Era, Furnas, Nebraska.

 

He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, living in Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, and described himself as 5’9”, 160 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF on 4 November 1942 at Fort Crook, Nebraska. He was trained in the mechanics and maintenance of the B-24 and served as the engineer. On 24 June 1944, a B-24J, # 42-73324, of the 374th Bomb Squadron, departed Chengkung, China, on a mission to bomb Hankow, China. The aircraft was missing; reason unknown. He is remembered on the Manila American Cemetery, Fort William McKinley, Philippines. A marker was placed in the Highland Union Cemetery in Gosper County, Nebraska.