New England Air Museum
Ray Crum

 

Recent Address:

P.O. Box 405, Nicklesville, VA 24271

Email:

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Family Information:

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 Flown:

14

Targets:

Japan, Manchuria, China, Taiwan (Formosa), Burma (Myanmar), the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and Sumatra.

Awards/Decorations:

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 Attended:

PCDAF Tech School 1940

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 737-Flight Engineer VHB

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6346 Man-O-War, others.

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

September 4, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

September 4, 1945

Post-WWII Military 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 on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I know that my father was proud of all he accomplished.

Comments:

Mr. Crum passed away January 15, 2007.

 


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