Ruby Daley

Military

Object Number - UPL 46702 - Ruby Daley

On the night of the 31st of December 1943 #42-31528 crashed on the Ashridge Estate near Aldbury, UK. The aircraft broke up and caught fire but Ruby Daley, a Secretary with Red Cross Nurse Training scrambled up the hill to tend to the wounded, Ruby treated 5 of the 6 survivors including helping to carry one away in an improvised stretcher from the danger of exploding ammunition. Ruby`s actions are credited with saving lives that night.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 365th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18171154
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner Left Waist & Tail
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant (1st Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner B-17

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Date22 Jan 2022 17:11:38
ContributorLittleMickey
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My father told his story about a young lady who treated his serious facial wounds after he was pulled from the plane and was so kind to him and his follow crew. Now his family knows her name and what she looked back on that New Year's Eve night in 1943

Date16 Aug 2021 17:03:11
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date3 Jan 2021 23:55:13
ContributorRayWells
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Info and picture from her daughter Beverley Harding

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