Raymond C. Plymette

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Family Info: 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
Squadron: 792nd
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Missions Flown: 9 combat missions and flyover of the USS Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945
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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
Service Schools: 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
MOS: MOS 1035-Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge: 2nd Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24879 Ready Betty
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Post WWII 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 About the 58th: 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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