Rex Hay

Rex Hay (front row, far left) Chakulia, India, May, 1944
Rex Hay (front row, far left) Chakulia, India, May, 1944
Recent Address: Prairie Village, KS
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Family Info: Parents: Elbert and Evelyn; Wife: Mary (died 1998). Sheryl; Children: Julie, John, Jim, Sean and Erin
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Date Entered Service: June, 1942
Service Number: 15077638 (as an enlisted man)
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 25th
Location of Unit: Pratt, KS
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MOS: Flight Engineer
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Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Rex flew with the Major Benton O'Neal crew in Plane 42-6249 which crashed in Cairo en route to India
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Date Discharged: January, 1946
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Rex earned an electrical engineering degree from KU in 1949 where he was featured in the KU Engineering magazine. He resided in Prairie Village for 56 years. His career included Crown Center project, Black & Veatch, and REMAR. Rex was a Boy Scout leader, Troop 92, Cherokee Christian Church elder, Master Flower Judge, election official, master plumber, Friends of the Library member & volunteer and coached 3 & 2 Little League. Rex participated in the Oral History Veterans Project, was a charter Member of WW II Veterans Memorial, Member of Jewish War Veterans and strong supporter of Israel.
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Comments: Mr. Hay passed away February 9, 2010. He is buried at Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, KS.

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