MOYERS continued.

Eugene L. Moyers Jr. enlisted 4 November 1942 at Camp Forrest, Hamblen County, Tennessee. After training, he was sent overseas and assigned to the 9th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force. He was trained as a Liberator engineer and a gunner. He died in the enemy attack on the B-24J or was killed in the crash on 1 December 1943. He was posthumously awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. On 31 December 1943, The Daily News-Journal, Murfreesboro, TN reported that Sgt. Moyers was missing in action.

BUSBY, ALFRED L , Sergeant, Service # 18903907, Army Air Force

Alfred L. Busby was born in 1924 in Kay County, Oklahoma, to Charles Jackson “Jack” Busby (1890-1961) and Lucille (Moss) Busby (1906-1986).  The 1930 census for Vernon, Oklahoma, lists Jack Busby (1890-1961), born in Missouri, married to Lucille (Moss) Busy, born in Texas, with Ralph, age 6, Alfred, age 5, Delmer Eugene Busby (1926-1982), age 3 years 1 month, and Jay John “Jack” Busby, age 2 years, 10 months (1927-1980). Jack Busby was working as a roustabout in an oil field. The 1940 census has the family living in Vernon, Kay Co., Oklahoma; Jack Busy, age 50 (1890-1961), widowed, Ralph J. Busby (1923-1976) and Alfred, age 15.


Brother Ralph J. Busy served during WW II; enlisting 5 January 1943 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the U.S. Army Air Force, and was a Corporal who served in the European theatre. He was honorably discharged 13 October 1945. He is buried in the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas. Brother Delmer E. Busby (1926-1982) served in WW II as well, as a Private in the Marine Corps, and enlisted 27 June 1944; received an honorable discharge 18 May 1946. He was wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart. The family placed a memorial marker to him in the Center Hill Presbyterian Cemetery, Center Hill, Arkansas.