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Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr.

U.S. Army Air Corps

 
 
Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
1. Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  
Oct. 3, 1916 - Dec. 24, 1944
Died in service
World War II

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 33° 14.8′ N, 84° 15.507′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Memorial can be reached from East Taylor Street (Georgia Route 16) east of 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 E Taylor St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Lt. James Robert Vance (here, next to this marker); Pvt. Pletz J. Belk (a few steps from this marker); Tech Sgt. Kellis Madison (a few steps from this marker); Sgt. Robert L. Crowder (within shouting distance of this marker); LCPL James Thomas Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Lt. Connell Patrick (within shouting distance of this marker); PFC. Roy Wesley Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lt. William Palmer (Tex) Gunnin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
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Plaque is part of Honor Our KIA, a community initiative to commemorate Griffin and Spalding County soldiers who have died during combat since World War I. Each plaque is accompanied by a QR code that links to the soldier's biography on the project's website.
 
Regarding Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr.. He parachuted to safety after his P-51 Mustang was shot down over Germany, but was captured (unarmed) upon landing. As the American pilot was being escorted to a nearby jail, a local Nazi official shot him in the back and head, killing him. The Nazi official was among those tried in Nuremberg, and was convicted of Mooney's murder and subsequently hanged.
 
Also see . . .  Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr. Biography by Honor Our KIA. (Submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Additional keywords. Nuremberg; war crimes
 
Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 15, 2022
2. Capt. William Henry Mooney, Jr. Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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