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Roy W Rayle


Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #423490 Interred there and then escaped from Sweden in the bottom of a boat and got back to England.


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...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3490

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-F] 549BS/385BG [XA-] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Matt Totter, Bill Lynch, Ernie Ven Der Heyden, Albt Strahle, Warren Rissmiller, Walter Lynch, Roy...


Event Location Date
Born Greensboro, North Carolina 13 November 1924
Interned (INT) Germany 21 June 1944
Died 16 May 1985
Buried Greensboro, North Carolina


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5919 / MACR 5919/family / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database