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Milo A Raim


Milo Raim served as a co-pilot with the 385th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Great Ashfield, England. On 11 December 1943, he was shot down in B-17 #42-3488 and taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3488 Weidner’s Wildcat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/7/43; Scott 15/8/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Edwin Pollock, Co-pilot: Milo Raim, Navigator: Maurice Alexander, Bombardier: Max Weinstein, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA 31 December 1920

Son of William G Raim (1888-1944) and Rose J Raim, nee Petrik (1882-1962)

Lived in Linn County, IA, USA April 1942
Enlisted Des Moines, IA, USA 10 April 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 December 1943 – 1945

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Died Orlando, FL, USA 30 December 2003
Buried Swisher, IA 52338, USA

Blain Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
08 February 2021 17:16:04 jmoore43 Changes to events

Updated the "POW" event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2021 17:13:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2017 16:49:54 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

NARA enlistment record:

ww2info record:

Findagrave record:

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:25:55 HarveNYC Changes to firstname

Harvey Weinstein - Son of his Bombardier

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:14 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database