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Ray Newton Edwards Jr.




  • John Dougherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew the "Dirty Gertie" and completed 32 missions.

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Westmoreland, KS 66549, USA 11 June 1922
Lived in Manhattan, KS, USA 1942

1108 Laramie Street

Enlisted Fort Riley, KS, USA 14 November 1942
Died Manhattan, KS, USA 9 November 1995
Buried Manhattan, KS, USA 12 November 1995

Sunset Cemetery
Riley County
Kansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2016 03:27:34 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2014 00:11:58 466thHistorian Changes to nickname, highest rank, role and events

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345