New England Air Museum
Raymond C. Plymette
 
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Family Information:   Parents: Ellery B. and Sarah A. (Leitold); Wife: Gloria J. (Shebest) Plymette; Children: Lynn Michael (son), Lisa, Diana Rae, Pamela
 
Hometown:   Williamsport, PA
 
Date Entered Service:   January 29, 1943
 
Service Number:   33498189
 
Bomb Group:   468th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   792nd Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:    
 
Missions Flown:   9 combat missions and flyover of the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:   7/10/45 Sendai, 7/13/45 Utsonomiya, 7/17/45 Namazu, 7/20/45 Takarazuka, 7/29/45 Aomori, 8/22/45 Hachioji, 8/6/45 ?, 8/9/45 Fukuyama, 8/14/45 Hikari
 
Awards/Decorations:    
 
Service Schools Attended:   Classification and Pre-Flight - Santa Ana, CA Dec-May 1943; Gunnery Las Vegas, NV May-Jun 1944; Navigation, Advanced Bomb. Carlsbad NM Jul-Nov 1944
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1035-Bombardier
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   2nd Lt.
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-24879 Ready Betty
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
My father gave serious consideration for re-enlisting during the Korean War. My mother dissuaded him.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
1947-Apprentice Upholster for his father's business. 1948-52. 1955-Office Clerk for PA Gas Company. 1956-Sales manager Scranton Spring Brook Water Service Co. 1957-66 Zone Manager- Investors Dividend Services.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Raymond C. Plymette maintained a journal of his military experiences. In reading his notes it appears he was quite proud of his accomplishments.
 
Comments:
Deceased in 1966 in an automobile accident in Bloomsburg, PA.

 


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