Ramsay J Toon

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 29702 - 2nd It Ramsay J. Toon, AFA B-26 Marauder pilot killed on Oct 1, 1943 in "9 Nina with the Ruby Ts" piloted by CAPT Don Scott.

KNO in B-26 #41-31687 '9 Nina with the Ruby Ts'. Flight test of A/C when all engines failed. Crashed near North Weald. Survived by wife Estelle Toon, mother Agnes (Ramsay) Toon, brother Robert L. Toon and sister Mary Jane Crandall.
One of 3 children born to Lewis B. Toon and Agnes (Ramsay) Toon. Grew up fatherless during the Depression in Deer Trail, CO. Star basketball player in HS. Older brother Robert L. Toon awarded Silver Star as Army Private in Battle of Lupao, Philippines, Feb 8, 1944 25th Infantry division, 35th Regiment, Cannon Company in M-7 "Priest" tank.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12052365 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot ; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group Headquarters (387th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: 9 Nina with the Ruby Ts
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Hot Garters
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Deer Trail, CO 80105, USA 1 June 1920

Died

North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16, UK 1 October 1943 Capt Don E. Scott was the pilot and 1stLt Ramsay J. Toon was the co-pilot with a flight engineer aboard as well (name unknown thus far). Don Scott was a well liked Squadron commander of the 557th Sq. He was shifted over to the 559th SQ quite reluctantly by the 557th. Don had only been with the 559th a short time before this crash. It appears that this should have been a simple test flight after repairs that turned out horribly wrong. The fact that Scott was flying this test flight at all would lead one to believe that no problems were expected. Or that the plane had some malfunctions not trusted to junior pilots. It sounds like our Uncle was handy that day and opted to fly co-pilot for Scott. Scott was a well respected pilot himself. Turns out that Don Scott was a former all-American quarterback at Ohio State University. He was a two-time, first-team All-America selection and was called the most versatile back in college football because he was a brilliant passer, blocker, and ball carrier. His head coach, Francis Schmidt, later said, "I can’t remember a back as dangerous in so many departments of play.” Scott lettered for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team in 1938, 1939, and 1940. In 1938 he was a starting halfback. He became the Buckeyes' starting quarterback as a junior in 1939 and led the team to the Big Ten Conference title. That year he received his first All-American selection. He returned as quarterback in his senior year and was again named as All American. Scott was ninth overall selection in the 1941 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Chicago Bears. Scott decided to volunteer to fight in the war in Europe. Scott had participated in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, sponsored by the Civil Aeronautics Administration, while at Ohio State. When he entered the United States Army Air Corps it was as a commissioned pilot. The University Trustees on November 1, 1943 named the OSU new airport Don Scott Field in his honor.

Revisions

Date19 Apr 2020 21:07:36
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date22 Mar 2020 23:57:40
ContributorBrian Toon
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Known to me

Date21 Aug 2017 23:51:38
ContributorBrian Toon
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Brian Toon

Date21 Aug 2017 20:46:37
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Date21 Aug 2017 20:44:26
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Date21 Aug 2017 01:57:35
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Brian Toon

Date21 Aug 2017 00:50:48
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B-26 Association

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:55
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 300

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