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Garl Bardin "Bud" Ray
Recent Address:    
Family Information:   Parents: Roy and Pearl; Wife: Billie; Jean; Children: Linda, Peggy, Tony, Sherri and Jane
Hometown:   Ft. Worth, TX
Date Entered Service:   November 25, 1940
Service Number:    
Bomb Group:   468th
Squadron:   793rd
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS, Kharagpur, India; Pengshan, China
Missions Flown:    
Hump Missions Flown:    
Service Schools Attended:    
Military Specialty(ies):    
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
Crew Type:   Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-6314. Mr. Ray was the Co-Pilot on this plane that crashed during a Hump trip. The crew spent a month working their way to China in order to get back to their base.
Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:
1st Lt Garl Ray joined the National Guard in 1940 and was mobilized with the U.S. Army 36th Division. He joined the Air Cadets and learned to fly the B-29. His B29 caught fire and crashed in China. He flew another 23 missions before leaving the Air Force in 1945
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Garl worked at Snowden Oil and then Gearhart Owens. He retired in 1982.
Mr. Ray passed away February 5, 2011. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park


Garl "Bud" Ray
Garl "Bud" Ray


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