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Raymond H Townsend

Military

Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

1st Lieutenant Raymond H. Townsend was born November 25, 1916. His next of kin were his wife, Phyllis Townsend, his mother, Eulalah Peevey, and his sister, Pearl Ohls. He was from Corpus Christi, Texas.
On April 8, 1944, he was the Pilot of “Townsend’s Terrible Ten,” B-24 tail #42-109822, of the 44th Bomb Group, 68th Bomb Squadron, when it was shot down over Celle, Germany.
He is buried in Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA 26 November 1916

1st Lieutenant Raymond H. Townsend was born November 25, 1916. His next of kin were his wife, Phyllis Townsend, his mother, Eulalah Peevey, and his sister, Pearl Ohls. He was from Corpus Christi, Texas.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 8 April 1944

On April 8, 1944, he was the Pilot of “Townsend’s Terrible Ten,” B-24 tail #42-109822, of the 44th Bomb Group, 68th Bomb Squadron, when it was shot down over Celle, Germany.

Died 8 April 1944
Buried San Antonio, TX, USA

He is buried in Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 02:26:57 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3857 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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