William Eugene O’Byrne was born 29 Jun 1911 to John Joseph O’Byrne (1872 – 1953) and Celeste Ryan O’Byrne (1881 – 1962).

William enlisted in the armed services on 11 May 1942 and earned the rank of Tech Sergeant.

William died 2 Feb 1949 after a barracks fire at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan.

William was buried in St Louis Cemetery.


Evansville Press March 22, 1949

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