Ray Lacey

Military

Object Number - UPL 45020 - S/Sgt Ray Lacey, 547BS, 384BG.

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Walt Ramsay crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD

B-17 42-38014 'Little America II' - Lead squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. RTD.

Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16117719
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: SJ, Spot Jammer, Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35757396
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35928236
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 611 Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14136271
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2068040
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nevada avenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little america ii
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Satan's Playmate
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 January 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Edwards County, TX, USA 25 February 1925 Son of William David and Ida [Pratt] Lacey.

Enlisted

San Antonio, TX 5 May 1943

Based

Assigned

Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 16 December 1944 Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #247 dated 16 December 1944, Walter E. Ramsay Crew. 30 combat missions.

Other

Discharged USAAF

3 December 1945 Honourable discharge.

Enlisted

23 January 1946

Other

Discharged USAF

31 October 1966 Honourable discharge.

Died

San Antonio, TX, USA 19 June 1994

Buried

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX 23 June 1994 Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

AAIR 45-01-01-521 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=…

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