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William Tarver Ennis, Jr.

Jul 19, 1923 - Sep 10, 1944

Cemetery: Memory Hill
West Side, Section F, Lot 68, Grave 3
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Inscription and Notes:

Military Service: World War II
Ga Sgt 779 AAF Bomb SQ. PH(Purple Heart)

William Tarver Ennis, Jr.

464th Bomber Group
779th Bomber Squadron

This is from a letter received by his mother from the war department dated 11 September 1945:

"The record shows that your son was a crew member aboard a B-24 (Liberator) bomber aircraft which departed its base on 10 September 1944 on a combat mission to Vienna, Austria. Almost directly over the target, the plane was hit by a direct burst of enemy antiaircraft gunfire in the forward section of the bomb bay. The plane burst into flames and exploded almost immediately."

He was a gunner. His plane was flying out of Pantanella, Italy air base. The bombing mission was to hit the Diesel Caterreiche Saurerwerke in Vienna. MACR [Missing Air Crew Report] number 8262.

The crew of his plane:
2nd Lt Norman O. Overholt
2nd Lt George W. Brown
2nd Lt William B. Robinson
2nd Lt Oren S. Beasley
M/Sgt Lawrence H. Tober
S/Sgt Arthur E. Godbold
Sgt William T. Ennis, Jr
Cpl Durrant D. Sprague
Cpl Micheal V. Zeman
Cpl. Frederick C. Gebhardt

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