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Ray F Argast


Entered Service at Fort Snelling, MN 16 July 1941. Joined 392nd BG November 1943. Rank at end of WWII was 2nd Lt. Shot down by fighters and crashed near Bad Hersfeld, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7496 'The Jinx'. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 577th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:58 AAM AAM ingest

392nd BG Memorial Association Membership Directory, June 1987; MACR 2946, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2946 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database