MOSTEIRO (-CORREA), CELSO R., First Lieutenant, # 0-741745, USAAF

 

Celso R. Mosteiro was born on 22 September 1916 in La Coruna, Galicia, Spain (arrived 19 February 1937 - naturalized). He described himself as 5’10”, 152 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. He was married to Irma Mosteiro, who lived in Long Island, New York City, New York, at the time of his death. Parental and sibling information would be welcome. Please use the contact page.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF (enlisted Private, # 32007347, Fort Benning, GA) in New York, New York, on 17 February 1941. He was selected for the dual role of navigator and bombardier on the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 20 June 1944 a B-25J, # 43-3961, assigned to 10th Air Force, 12th Bomb Group, 82nd Bomb Squadron, Pandaveswar, India, departed its airfield to Palel, India. Inclimate weather was encountered. The formation parted to fly IFR. The B-25 crashed 50 miles Southwest of Silchan, India. The last to see the B-25 were 2ndLt Duane L. Crosby, # 0-889119, 2ndLt Leonard G. Mood, # 0-806193, and 1stLt Richard J. Motherwell, # 0-741675. A dental chart for SSgt. Cartwright was included, stating he was 26 years old. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

DALTON, WILLIAM THOMAS, JR., Technical Sergeant, # 14156532, USAAF

 

William T. Dalton Jr. was born on 19 May 1924 in Tennessee to William T. Dalton (1891-1976) (TN) and Emma Louise (Franklin) Dalton (1898-1982) TN). Siblings included Margaret Elizabeth Dalton (1916-1961), Billie Burk Dalton (1918-2005), Dorothy L. (Dalton) Paylor (1920-2004), and Paul Edward Dalton (1928-2015). Living with the family in 1920 were his paternal grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Dalton (1859-    ) (TN) and a paternal uncle, Lummie H. Dalton (1897-    ),

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-25 Mitchell. He was sent overseas to India. On 20 June 1944 a B-25J, # 43-3961, assigned to 10th Air Force, 12th Bomb Group, 82nd Bomb Squadron, Pandaveswar, India, departed its airfield to Palel, India. Inclimate weather was encountered. The formation parted to fly IFR. The B-25 crashed 50 miles Southwest of Silchan, India. The last to see the B-25 were 2ndLt Duane L. Crosby, # 0-889119, 2ndLt Leonard G. Mood, # 0-806193, and 1stLt Richard J. Motherwell, # 0-741675. A dental chart for SSgt. Cartwright was included, stating he was 26 years old. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Eastview Memorial Gardens, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.