Charles Arthur McCray

Military

Charles Arthur McCray (1905-1997) was an electrician from Kansas, he enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in October 1942, and joined the 43rd Station Complement Squadron c.1944.

McCray, a communications specialist worked inside Raydon’s control tower, the communications hub of the base, which oversaw the safe departure and arrival of aircraft. Like many American servicemen, McCray used his leave to travel to tourist sites around Britain, which he captured in a collection of photographs which illustrate his experiences.

After the war, McCray worked in nuclear energy. He died in Kansas in 1997.

McCray's colour photographs are a part of Imperial War Museum's collection.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 43rd Station Complement Squadron 59th Station Complement Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2044823
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Flying control officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 43rd Station Complement Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Senior Flight Control Officer

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1 November 1905

Died

17 November 1997

Revisions

Date11 May 2022 13:23:28
ContributorEmily
Sources

IWM photo collection 2022-05-01 Consisting of 35mm c.114 colour transparencies taken by Sergeant Charles Arthur ‘Art’ McCray, 43rd Station Complement Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, c.1944.

Further information from Find a Grave, Enlistment Record and 353rd Fighter Group and Lifestory on Ancestry