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Always Remember Those Who Gave All: MC WW2 Gold Stars and MIA Survivors

William Joseph Sweeney III

William Joseph Sweeney III (1922-1997)

MC Class: 1943

Years at MC: 1939-1943

Hometown: Norwood, PA

Life at MC: Biology major; Alpha Sigma Literary Society, Honor Roll, Cheerleader (Captain 3 years), Highland Echo Sports Editor, Biology Assistant, Hi Trail, Chilhowean Editor, French Club, Sports Editor of "Summer Sun," Intramurals, lived in Carnegie Hall

Military Branch: US Army Air Forces

Military Unit: Unknown

Rank: Captain (Pilot)

Medals Awarded: Yes but specifics unknown

Date Missing: 3 February 1945

Circumstances of "Missing in Action": Plane shot down

Notification of Survival: 1945

Circumstances of Rescue/Escape: "Picked up by a Russian patrol and eventually made his way back to England and home" (Dr. Lloyd's notes). At some point was a POW (per his obituary)

Burial/Memorial Information: Unknown

Additional Information: Following WW2, Sweeney became well-known obstetrician and gynecologist focusing on in-vitro fertilization in Manhattan. His obituaries give many details of his medical career: and

Additional Images:

1942 Chilhowean Staff (Sweeney is 5th from left)

1943 Maryville College Cheerleaders (Sweeney is standing, 4th from left)