PREVOT, FREDERIC PIERRE, JR., Second Lieutenant, # 0-2068463, USAAF

 

Frederic P. Prevot Jr. was born in 1914 in Connecticut to Frederic Pierre Prevot (1889-1968) (NY) and Eva R. (Demanche) Prevot (1892-    ) (ND). Siblings included Yvonne (Prevot) Kinsman (1922-2010) (CT), Suzanne (Prevot) Johnson (1928-    ) (CT).  Living with them in 1930 was maternal uncle, Leopold P. Poulin (1904-1986).

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight schools through advanced schools to navigate the B-24 Liberator. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 28 June 1945, a B-24M, # 44-50389, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Pandaveswar, India, on a bombing mission over Bantakli, Thailand. It had to fly IFR through monsoon weather conditions. Its last known location was in the vicinity of Akyab, Burma. Last radio contact was with Headquarters, R.A.F. 231st Group (British), Calcutta, India. Search was led by the 222nd Air Sea Rescue Group. It was believed the B-24 crashed in the Bay of Bengal near Akyab, Burma. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. A memorial marker was placed in the Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield, Connecticut. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

 

His father served during WWI, a Private promoted to Sergeant, Infantry (Cook), #1660944, starting 19 September 1917 at Camp Devens, to 7 July 1918. Served overseas, arrived England 22 July 1918, La Havre on 25 July 1918, to Chauteauneuf sur Cher to 28 July 1919 and to 6 November 1918. Arrived Haborken, Finland, on 6 August 1919 and honorably discharged at Camp Upton, NY, 11 August 1919. Served in the Army of Occupation 10 January to 14 July 1919. He died on May 1968.

MOORE, JAMES MONROE, Second Lieutenant, # 0-2065383, USAAF

 

James M. Moore was born on 8 February 1920 in Carrolton, Carroll Co., Mississippi, to Monroe Ichabod Moore (1882-1971) (Frenada Co., Mississippi) and Bessie Mae (Emmons) Moore (1892-1973) (Carrollton, Mississippi). Siblings included Bess Miller (Moore) Brigham (1913-2000) (Pace, Bolivar Co., Mississippi) and Kenneth McClaine Moore (1925-1992) (Donna, Hildago Co., TX). He attended a year of college. He was married to Jennie L. Moore, 1108 Elm St., Coffeyville, Fillmore Co., Kansas. They had a child.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 1 July 1941, resided at 1517 N. 15th St., Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, described himself as 6’1”, 170 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He had a scar on the right side of his back. He enlisted in the USAAF in Dallas, Texas, on 11 May 1942. His parents resided at 1910 Peach St., Waco, TX. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight schools through advanced schools to serve as a bombardier on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 28 June 1945, a B-24M, # 44-50389, assigned to 10th Air Force, 7th Bomb Group, 493rd Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Pandaveswar, India, on a bombing mission over Bantakli, Siam. It had to fly IFR through monsoon weather conditions.