August 14, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – March 21, 1944; 25 years old
Married to Emilie Vaast Mulvoy (1914-1990) on March 12, 1940, in Norwalk
One daughter, Diane Kay Mulvoy Scire Rodia (1941-2021)
Last local address: 1 Webster Court, Norwalk
Service number: O-823443
Unit: 91st Photographic Training Squadron, Maxwell Field, Alabama
Born to Anthony J. (1893-1918) and Elizabeth B. Kern Mulvoy (1894-1978). Elizabeth remarried Frederick Bussing in Norwalk in 1927.
From the Connecticut Military Portrait Collection, Connecticut State Library, Identifier: PG570; used with permission
His father, Anthony J. Mulvoy was killed in World War I at Montreon Chateau, France. Anthony Mulvoy is one of the namesakes of VFW Post 603 in Norwalk. William Mulvoy was one month old when his father passed. They never met.
One of five Army airmen who were killed aboard B-24E Liberator #41-29066 when his airplane had a mid-air collision with another B-24, in the skies four miles north of the airfield.
Norwalk High School Class of ’36 (entry appears in the yearbook without a photo)
Norwalk Hour February 11, 1944
Moody Field, Ga – Former Aviation Cadet William A. Mulvoy of 1 Webster Court, South Norwalk, Connecticut recently graduated from the Army Air Forces Pilot School at Moody Field, Georgia, and was commissioned a second lieutenant with the rating of Army pilot. The new flying officers will pilot all types of multi-engine aircraft, heavy, medium, and light bombers, transport, and cargo planes.
Huntsville (AL) Times, March 23, 1944
MAXWELL FIELD BOMBER CRASHES, FIVE MEN DIE
MONTGOMERY, March 22 (AP) – Five Army airmen were killed yesterday in the flaming crash of their Liberator bomber (B-24) after it collided with another bomber a short distance from Maxwell Field. The second Liberator landed without injury to its crew. The victims were listed as Second Lieutenant William Mulvoy, 26, Norwalk, Connecticut; Second Lieutenant Harmer H. Way Jr., 26, Montgomery; Second Lieutenant Carl H. Mojeski, 20, Montgomery; Master Sergeant Earl F. McSwain, 29, Shelby, North Carolina, and PFC Martin J. James, 21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lt Mulvoy is buried in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 3 — next to his father. Photos by webmaster.
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