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Samuel A Ray

Military

On a ferrying mission in P47-2-RE 41-6213, a heavy storm and low cloud cover contributed to a midair collision with Lieutenant Esposite of 310th Ferry Squadron. Both planes exploded. The planes were being flown to the 78th fighter group and had been accepted by the contractor that day. Killed in nonoperational mission.

2nd Lieutenant Samuel A. Ray was born December 13, 1918. His next of kin were his parents, David and Catherine Ray. He was from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
While on a ferrying mission for the 2010th Air Transport Squadron, his P-47, tail #41-6213, collided with another P-47 in his unit, and crashed at Blaby, Leicester. The date this occurred was February 1, 1943.
LT Ray is buried in the US Military Cemetery at Cambridge, England.

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Born Oklahoma County, Oklahoma 13 December 1918

2nd Lieutenant Samuel A. Ray was born December 13, 1918. His next of kin were his parents, David and Catherine Ray. He was from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Died 1 February 1943

While on a ferrying mission for the 2010th Air Transport Squadron, his P-47, tail #41-6213, collided with another P-47 in his unit, and crashed at Blaby, Leicester. The date this occurred was February 1, 1943.

Buried

LT Ray is buried in the US Military Cemetery at Cambridge, England.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 04:10:04 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 72 , WWII Monument web site

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