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Raymond George Babbitt Jr

Military

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Coconino County, AZ, USA 8 September 1922

Son of Raymond George and Rose Marie [Walsh] Babbitt.

Lived in Flagstaff, AZ, USA 1941
Enlisted Flagstaff, AZ, USA 19 November 1942

Flagstaff, Arizona

Based Kings Cliffe 25 March 1945 – 27 May 1945

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 27 May 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Arizona, USA 31 March 1980
Buried Calvary Cemetery Flagstaff Coconino County AZ April 1980

Calvary Cemetery
Flagstaff
Coconino County
Arizona, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 11:47:33 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7079498/raymond-g-babbitt

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 09:35:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- King's Cliffe Memorial Edition

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2016 11:57:02 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 14:20:12 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.
https://www.fold3.com/page/84999945_raymond_g%20babbitt%20jr/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/623506941_raymond_babbitt%20%20(1922)/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Babbitt&GSfn=Raymo...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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