RYLE, CORLE EVERETT, III, Technician 4th Grade, # 37499807, USAAF

 

Corle E. Ryle III was born 21 January 1923 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri, to Corle E. Ryle Jr. (1899-    ) and Lucille (Stedman) Ryle ( (married 14 June 1922, Jackson Co., MO). Sibling were Frank Wallace Ryle (1915-2005) and Jack Harvey Ryle (1932-    ). He graduated from Manual High School in 1941. He married Norma K. Tracy (1925-    ) on 8 April 1943 in Kansas City, MO.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 30 June 1942, resided at 1821 Jackson, Kansas City, MO, and described himself as 5’6 ½”, 140 lbs, with black hair and gray eyes. He noted that he had a scar above his index finger on his right hand. After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent to India. On 19 October 1945 a B-25D, # 43-3668, assigned to 10th Air Force, 47th Depot Repair Group, 47th Hqs Squadron, Panagarh, India, departed the airfield on a flight to overfly Cuttack on a search mission, land at Vizagapatam and return to Cuttack. The B-25 could not be found on radio search at any station and it crashed thirteen miles from Udayagiri, India. After recovery of indistinguishable remains, three crewmen (Weston, Ketron & Ryle) were buried in a group ceremony and burial in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri, on 9 November 1949 (Sec. 79, Grave 501).

 

His brother, Frank W. Ryle, born 30 December 1925, served in the U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class, from 24 April 1944 to 13 June 1946. He died 9 October 2005 and is buried in the Catawba Island Cemetery, Clinton, Ohio.

MACKEY, JOSEPH L., Corporal, # 14159207, USAAF

 

Joseph L. Mackey was born on 20 May 1920 in Tennessee to William Afton Mackey (1895-1990) and Estelle M. (Epperson) Mackey (1897-1994). Siblings were James Walter Mackey (1918-2008), Theodore D. Mackey (1922-2009), Woodrow A. Mackey (1922-1926), Barbara Johnson (Mackey) Whitfield (1926-1991), and Christine Irene (Mackey) Good (1934-2007).

 

 

He enlisted in the USAAF on 21 October 1942. He was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief/engineer) on the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent to India. On 19 October 1945 a B-25D, # 43-3668, assigned to 10th Air Force, 47th Depot Repair Group, 47th Hqs Squadron, Panagarh, India, departed the airfield on a flight to overfly Cuttack on a search mission, land at Vizagapatam and return to Cuttack. The B-25 could not be found on radio search at any station and it crashed thirteen miles from Udayagiri, India. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tennessee.

 

His brother, James W. Mackey, born 26 March 1918, served in the USAAF from 21 October 1942.

He died 15 August 2008 and is buried in the Lakewood Memory Gardens East, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee.

Yearbook image: Corle E. Ryle III