William Homer Bethea
Cadet Corporal, Sergeant; Honors 2,3: Tau Beta Pi, Palmetto Literacy society, A.I.EE, Swamp Fox club
Marion, South Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bethea. Sister, Mrs L. D. Lide, Jr. of Marion.
Navy, Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
VOC-1 based aboard USS Marcus Island
Distinguished Flying Cross with gold star, Air Medal with 10 gold stars, and Purple Heart.
Oct 14, 1918
Apr 18, 1945
Missing in action - His FM -2 aircraft was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire and was seen to crash into the sea about 200 yards off the shore of Minami Daito Jima, Nansei Shoto.
His name is inscribed on the Tablet of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu Hawaii.
Service number: 0-337244