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Raymond Presley Bain

Military

Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. 80 missions. Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down in P-51D 44-63193 21-Feb-45. Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Goxhill had been a fighter training base since 1942 but it was only in December 1943 that a Fighter Training Group was established there. Pilots who had received the basic training in the USA would practise ETO operational procedures and gunnery before...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron
  • 555th Fighter Training Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-63193 'Scatterbain'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Departed Rosieres, Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down 21-Feb-45. Pilot Capt Raymond P Bain Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

  • 42-29247 'Scatterbain'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Raymond P Bain. Depiction: - http://www.354thpmfg.com/aircraft_unitmarkings.html

Associated Place

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indiana, USA 28 October 1920
Lived in North Riverside, IL, USA 1941
Enlisted Lafayette, IN, USA 14 September 1942
Based Goxhill 16 July 1944 – September 1944

Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Based September 1944 – 21 February 1945

Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down 67105 Schifferstadt, Germany 21 February 1945

Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down in P-51D 44-63193 21-Feb-45. Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 21 February 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Buried Norristown, PA, USA January 2013

Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Cemetery
Norristown
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA.

Died Lafayette Hill, PA, USA 11 January 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2016 11:00:20 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28828630
https://www.fold3.com/page/84198370_raymond_p%20bain/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Bain&GSfn=Raymond&...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28828630

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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