Garl Bardin “Bud’ Ray

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Family Info: Parents: Roy and Pearl; Wife: Billie; Jean; Children: Linda, Peggy, Tony, Sherri and Jane
Hometown: Ft. Worth, TX
Date Entered Service: November 25, 1940
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Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
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Location of Unit: Salina, KS, Kharagpur, India; Pengshan, China
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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.
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Post WWII 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.
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Comments: Mr. Ray passed away February 5, 2011. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park.

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