Ray Crum

Recent Address: P.O. Box 405, Nicklesville, VA 24271
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Family Info: Parents: James and Leah; Wife: Orpha Belle; Child: Ray
Hometown: West Jefferson, OH
Date Entered Service: July 20, 1940
Service Number: 15010589
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 768th
Location of Unit: Kansas (1942)
Missions Flown: 25
Hump Missions: 14
Targets: Japan, Manchuria, China, Taiwan (Formosa), Burma (Myanmar), the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and Sumatra.
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars,American Theater Ribbon with Bronze Star,American Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star,Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,Distinguished Flying Cross,Distinguished Unit Citation
Service Schools: PCDAF Tech School 1940
MOS: MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB
Rank Upon Discharge: S/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6346 Man-O-War, others
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Date Transferred from the 58th: September 4, 1945
Date Discharged: September 4, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): North American Aviation - Columbus, OH. North American Missile Div. - Cape Canaveral, FL Lockheed Aviation - Polaris Missile USS George Washington - Cape Canaveral, FL. Also worked on the Minute Man ICBM - Cape Canavaral, FL. North American Aviation - Apollo Moon Program - Downey, CA & Cape Canaveral, FL. Retired from Ohio State University - 1976.
Thoughts About the 58th: I know that my father was proud of all he accomplished.
Comments: Mr. Crum passed away January 15, 2007 and is buried at Somerford Cemetery in Summerford, OH.

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