Sgt. Hugh J. Courtney, ASN 32248057
Top Turret Gunner - Tennent Crew
10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 9th Bombardment Squadron
46 Combat Missions
April 1, 1920 - March 29, 2010
"Crew 67" of the 10thAF / 7th BG / 492nd BS
(Standing, L. to R.) Frederic N. "Bam" Hernandez (Bombardier); Harold A. West (Navigator); John M. Conrad (Co-Pilot); Donald H. Tennent (Pilot)
(Front row, L. to R.) Edward L. Moss; Norman P. Long (Asst. Engineer/Waist Gunner); Tony R. Johns (Engineer); Charles F. Motley, Jr.;
Hugh J. Courtney (Top Turret); Roy C. Schroeder (Ball Turret)
Hugh J. Courtney of Monroe, a retired member of the New York City Police Department, died on Monday, March 29, 2010 at the Orange Regional Medical Center at Arden Hill, Goshen, NY. He was 89 years of age.
The son of the late Michael and Bridget Courtney (nee Moriarty), he was born on April 1, 1920 in Manhattan. Hugh was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. Hugh is survived by his daughter, Alice McNamee and her husband, Dan of Monroe; three grandchildren: Jeff McNamee and his wife, Susan of Monroe, Michael and his wife, Joan of Bronxville, NY and Jennifer Llewellyn and her husband, Mark of Bethlehem, PA; three great-grandchildren: Michael, Victoria, and Anna; sisters: Grace Kardos of Elmhurst, Nora Doyle of Elmhurst, and Dorothy Johnson of South Myrtle Beach, SC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hugh was predeceased by his beloved wife, Alice; his son, Hugh; brothers: John, William and Eugene Courtney; and sisters, Margaret Courtney and Eleanor Murphy.
Hugh was a decorated U.S. Army Air Force combat veteran of World War II. He served as a member of a B-24 Liberator Bomber crew in the China-Burma-India Theater, flying 46 missions with the 492nd Squadron of the 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force.
Visitation will be held today, Thursday, April 1, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Center, 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Thursday, April 1, at — — p.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, 26 Still Road, Monroe. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Anastasia R.C. Cemetery, Harriman, on Monday, April 5.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Thomas F. Flynn, Director.
Rest In Peace, With The Thanks Of A Grateful Nation
492nd BS Personnel
7th BG Personnel