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Raymond M Bank

Military

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 5 x kills. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Ruhland 2-Mar-45 belly landed 10 miles SE Ruhland. POW. MACR 12867.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-15266 'Fire Ball'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Ruhland 2-Mar-45 belly landed 10 miles SE Ruhland. Pilot Lt Raymond M Bank POW. MACR 12867.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 1922

Cook County IL.

Lived in 1941

Illinois

Enlisted 8 September 1942

Chicago IL

Crashed 16 August 1943

Landing Accident Spence AAF, GA Cat 3 damage Lt Raymond M Bank, 16-Aug-43.

AT-6B 41-17397 - 441 SEFTS

E/A Destroyed 14 January 1945

3 x Fw190's destroyed. Schwerin.

Baled out 2 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Ruhland 2-Mar-45 belly landed 10 miles SE Ruhland. POW. MACR 12867.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 2 March 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 09:26:53 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84407307_raymond_m%20bank/details/
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/mustang/combat-reports/357-bank-14jan...
http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2013/May...

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 09:25:59 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84407307_raymond_m%20bank/details/
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/mustang/combat-reports/357-bank-14jan...
http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2013/May...

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 09:22:25 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84407307_raymond_m%20bank/details/
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/mustang/combat-reports/357-bank-14jan...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12867 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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