Roy Homer Shealy
Attended Clemson during the 1938-1941 school years.
He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Day Shealy of Trenton. He was also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Shealy; and two sisters, Mrs. Brent Lindler and Miss Martha Shealy, all of Carlisle.
Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant
820th Bomber Squadron, 41st Bomber Group
Purple Heart, Air Medal
Jan 23, 1922
Feb 12, 1944
Finding of Death (FOD). He was the pilot of a B-25 bomber and was reported missing over the area of Wotje Island, an atoll of the Marshall Islands. (See Missing Aircrew Report)
Memorialized at the Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, HI and at Mount Horeb Lutheran Church Cemetery in Chapin, SC.
Missing Aircrew Report:
MARC #: 2298 Aircraft Model: B-24; S/N#: 42-64915Command or AAF/ AF: Group: 41st Bomb; Squadron: 820th Bomb Date: 12 Feb 1944 Time: Location of Crash: 1 Mile from beach at Wotje Atoll Marshall Islands in the Pacific Number of Person Aboard Aircraft- Crew: 6 Passengers: 0 Total: 6
List of Crew (crew positions, name, rank, status) 1st Lt. Galloway, Robert L. 2nd Lt. Shealy, Roy H. 2nd Lt. Knight, Richard H. S/Sgt. Matthews, Clyde S/Sgt. Richotte Joseph A. Sgt. Mayer, Theodore H.
Narrative or eye witness statements
2nd Lt. Shealy’s aircraft was in a formation of six planes leaving their target. It had smoke and flame coming from its left engine. As it turned slightly left to close up the formation it stalled and knifed into the water in flames from approximately 100ft. The entire crew were declaired dead.