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McCray, Richard Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name McCray, Richard Joseph   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-742514   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 547th Bomb Squadron Unit History, effective 21 April 1943.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 25 June 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot A Row 32 Grave 47
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 16378 (0.477 MB)

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑5849 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑30143 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Damaged by flak, crashed near Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 16378. 1Lt. George Riches posthumously awarded Silver Star (Owens p. 200)
Sortie Report

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