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Raymond J LaFrenere


Ray flew a combat tour with the 95th BG before becoming gunnery instructor with the 94th. An outdoorsman living in Alaska he died 27th January 1991 following a stroke and was buried with full military honours at For Richardson National Cemetery, Anchorage.



  • Carlton Beck

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew missions as a Radio Operator with the Leonard Jeffers crew in the second half of 1943. Flew in "Cuddle Cat (42-37734) , "Holy Terror" (42-30244) and "Flak Fed Gal" (Serial ?) - Completed tour.

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron


Date Contributor Update
26 July 2020 09:34:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations

Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from newsletters of the 94th Bomb Group related to the service of Raymond LaFrenere

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:09 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /