BILLY G. PIERCE, ENS, USN
Billy Pierce '51
Date of birth: September 1, 1927
Date of death: July 18, 1952
From the 1951 Lucky Bag:
Billy was lost on July 18, 1952 when the plane he was piloting crashed at Barin Field, Pensacola, Florida.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
Billy would have completed his flight training on July 25.
He graduated from Joplin High School in 1945: National Honor Society, Diamond and Disc, Rifle Team, Hi-Y.
His father Fred was manager of the Twin Hills Golf and Country Club at Joplin and widely-known in the restaurant business. He served as a captain at Rosecrans Field during WWII. Billy was also survived by his wife.
Billy is buried in Missouri.