James Stuart Mahoney graduated from Barnstable High School in 1943. A few months after graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force on July 7, 1943. He went on to basic combat training at Greensboro Field, North Carolina on July 23, 1943. He trained at Maxwell Field, Alabama and pre-flight navigators in Harlingen, Texas. He went to school for advanced navigators in Chatham Field, North Carolina. He was commissioned as Flight Officer and received his wings on March 3, 1944 in Selman Field, Louisiana. He went overseas on March 10, 1945 and was killed in action on April 10, 1945 in San Giovanni Air Base Cerignola, Italy in a crash during takeoff. He was buried at Saint Francis Old Cemetery in Taunton, Massachusetts across the street from Hyannis Fire Station on High School Road. James Mahoney's awards include Purple Heart, American Theater Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Service Star, European African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Service Star, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Citation Honor, Meritorious Service Medal and Honorable Service Lapel Button.
Organization Responsible for Installation:
The Town of Barnstable
Memorial War Era(s):
High School Road and Stevens Street Hyannis, MA 02601
Published on May 12, 2020