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Raymond Phillips Elledge Jr


Shot down on his 43rd combat mission


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Winkton

    Military site : airfield
    Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...

  • Chipelle

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Sugar Land, Texas 29 November 1920
Enlisted Houston, Texas 26 April 1941
Shot Down/Captured in the vicinity of Amigny, France 18 July 1944

On the sixth and last mission of the day, which also was unable to bomb its target, seven miles northwest of St. Lo, Major Ray Elledge was hit by light flak which knocked out his engine. He went into a glide toward the gunners that had shot him down, strafing all the way, and bellied in. Slightly wounded, he was captured immediately by members of the Panzer Lehr Division, April 29, 1945, he and Gillespie were both "returned to military control."

POW Moosburg, Germany August 1944 – 21 April 1945

Stalag 7a

Died Houston, Texas 4 July 1995
Buried Houston, Texas 7 July 1995

Forest Park Cemetery
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA


Date Contributor Update
29 April 2019 15:39:32 466thHistorian Changes to biography and awards

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2019 15:35:36 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations