A Salute To Our Service, Fire & Police Personnel  -  May 2019

 

WILLIAM ALLEN HUNTER, Sr.
   Staff Sergeant 
U.S. Army, 15th. Air Force, World War II

 

William Allen Hunter, the son of Walter Davis and Salllie Mabel Pugh, was born 25 June 1923 in Charlotte County, Virginia.  He grew up on the family farm and was educated in the public school system of the county. 

As required William registered with the draft in 1942 and on 8 January of 1943 he joined the U.S. Army at Roanoke, VA. where he received serial number 33530053. His Military Occupation Specialty Code was 612, that of Airplane Armorer/Gunner.

      

On 1 November 1943 the 15th Air Force was established as part of the U.S. Army Air Corps operating in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations until deactivation in the fall of 1945.  They operated out of bases in southern Italy.  William Hunter was assigned to one of the units of the 15th as a nose gunner on a B24 Liberator bomber and participated in dozens of missions against the German war machine.

 

After the war William returned to Charlotte and entered into Hampden Sydney College where he graduated in 1951. On 14 June of 1952 he was married to Frances Anne Ramsey, where they worked and raised a family of several children.   

 

William was an active member of Concord Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, an elder, treasurer and Sunday School teacher.  He was active in business and president of the Farmers Bank of Appomattox for a number of years.

 

William Allen Hunter, Sr. passed away on 31 August 2009 at his home in Appomattox and was laid to rest at his beloved church with full military honors.

 

Thank you for your service!