CONROY, WILLIAM STANISLAUS, JR., First Lieutenant, # 0-793898, USAAF

 

William S. Conroy Jr. was born on 25 November 1921 in Burlington, New Jersey, to William S. Conroy (1896-1972) and Helen (Horn) Conroy (1898-1994). A sister was Gloria Theresa (Conroy) Marx (1924-2010). Living with them in 1930 were Eldoris Guyvan Horn (1875-    ) and Cecilia (Lyons) Horn (1874-    ).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Trenton, New Jersey, on 17 January 1942. He was trained as a pilot of the B-24 Liberator (C-109 transport version). He was sent overseas to India. On 2 February 1945, a C-109 transport (B-24 Liberator conversion), # 44-49013, assigned to Air Transport Commnd, CIB, 1327th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Tezpur, India, on a cargo mission to Luliang, China. The last contact with the C-109 was at about 0114 hours IST. The C-109 crashed, the crw killed, 76 miles East of Jorhat, India, at coordinates 26º 46’ 30” North & 95º 21’ East. On 2 February 1945, a C-109 transport (B-24 Liberator conversion), # 44-49013, assigned to Air Transport Commnd, CIB, 1327th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Tezpur, India, on a cargo mission to Luliang, China. The last contact with the C-109 was at about 0114 hours IST. The C-109 crashed, the crew killed, 76 miles East of Jorhat, India, at coordinates 26º 46’ 30” North & 95º 21’ East. After recovery from the military cemetery at Barrackpore, India, his remains were buried in the Nation Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii (Sec. B, Grave 365).

MCCAULEY, JAMES J, Private, # 37677646, USAAF

 

James J. McCauley was born on 1925 in Illinois to McCauley and Clara (Stolteben) McCauley (1892-    ) (IL). Siblings were Dorothy (McCauley) Webster (1921-    ) and Carol McCauley (1934-    ).

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa, residing in Dubuque Co., Iowa, on 1 September 1943. He was trained in the maintenance and operation of the radio equipment (radio and direction finder) on the C-109. He was sent overseas to India. On 2 February 1945, a C-109 transport (B-24 Liberator conversion), # 44-49013, assigned to Air Transport Commnd, CIB, 1327th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Tezpur, India, on a cargo mission to Luliang, China. The last contact with the C-109 was at about 0114 hours IST. The C-109 crashed, the crw killed, 76 miles East of Jorhat, India, at coordinates 26º 46’ 30” North & 95º 21’ East. On 2 February 1945, a C-109 transport (B-24 Liberator conversion), # 44-49013, assigned to Air Transport Commnd, CIB, 1327th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Tezpur, India, on a cargo mission to Luliang, China. The last contact with the C-109 was at about 0114 hours IST. The C-109 crashed, the crew killed, 76 miles East of Jorhat, India, at coordinates 26º 46’ 30” North & 95º 21’ East. No data available on where buried. His remains were buried in the American military cemetery at Barrackpore, India.