Moberly Index Page #3 May 8, 1943
Day, on Moberly Credited With Downing 3 German Planes WASHINGTON, May s (\ -Second Lieutenant James A. of Mother life, a all during a daylight raid on Nazi- Occupied France and 'thus avenged avenged the damage done by Germans to a Flying Fortress on which haa made several flights. Details of his feat were revealed revealed by the War Department today. Lieutenant Moberly had been crew member of the Flying Fortress "Southern Comfort" for months. The ship participated in a raid on Rotterdam one day Moberly was not along and it damaged so severely that it crashed on an English beach, the bailing out 'safely. Four days later, as navigator of another Flying Fortress, the "Dry Martini and the Cocktail Kids," Lieutenant Moberly participated participated in a daylight raid on the Renault engine plant near Paris, swarm of German fighter planes attacked. One enemy plane dove at the nose of the U. S. ship but ly's accurate fire sheared away the plane's propeller and it crashed. crashed. He turned his fire on another Nazi plane, punctured its gas tank and saw it explode. He sighted a third time and shot the elevator off a Focke-Wulf 190. i which plummeted to the ground. | T i Â» , r T T U H , 1UU " U - mittee. Lieutenant Moberlv s home ad- ere a t ivrnh^riv ,-Â« i.rii Â«.,,,,, dress at Moberly is 1314 Henry St.