They had no time for a honeymoon. He returned to training and she went to parents' home at Rte. 3, Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. He was sent to advance training at Pueblo, Colorado and joined him. He received orders for overseas duty and Ruthie, newly pregnant with their child, went back to her parents' home.
Assigned to B-24J, Tail # 42-73222, he was on his third combat mission and his plane was one of a massive raid to bomb Insein, Rangoon's railroad marshalling yards and repair depot. The bomber upon which he served as a radio-operator-gunner was repeatedly hit by enemy fighter fire and was engulfed in fire. Presumably, he was killed in action Only one of the crew. 1sLt Grant W. Erwin Jr., survived imprisonment and was returned to the U.S. for treatment while on inactive status. A memorial marker was placed in Greenwood Memorial Park.
MOYERS, EUGENE L., Sergeant, Service # 14160896, U.S. Army Air Force
Eugene L. Moyers was born in 1923 in Hamblen County, Tennessee, to Eygene L. Moyers (1898-1976) and Lula Jane (Roberts) Moyers (1901-1891). He was one of several children: William B. Moyers (1926-1998), J.D. Lynn Moyers (1931-1995), Luther J. Moyers (1934- ), and Phyllis L. Moyers (1939- ). In 1930, Eugene L. Moyers (1880- ) was widowed and living with his parents, Alfred H Moyers (1863- ) and Mary E Moyers (1867- ), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. With them lived Eugene’s brother, Robert L. Moyers (1897- ) and Harry P. Moyers (1906- ) along with Eugene’s son, Eugene L. (1923-1943), age 13 and Leonard Carter (1912- ). To support the large family, Alfred H. Moyers, Robert L., and Harry P., did contract printing, Eugene L. was an automobile painter. Leonard Carter worked as a cabinet maker. The 1940 census for 1518 Hugh Drive, Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee, shows the family living there.