William Henry Carney, Jr. was the son of William Sr. and Nora Bell East Carney, Rt. 1, Dayton, Tennessee.
He was born 4 April 1919 in Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee

He was killed when his ship, LST-523, hit a mine and sank off the coast of France 19 June 1944.

Awards Purple Heart posthumously awarded

He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France and on the American Battle Monuments website abmc.gov
-Submitted by Nora Carney Maeser, niece

  • Rank: Gunnersmate Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 April 1919
  • Date of death: 20 June 1944
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Dayton, Tn
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: LST-523
  • Theater: Atlantic
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Bottom Panel
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