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Aviation Cadet Ralph Frederick "Sonny" Perkins



  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...


  • Ralph Perkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170.


Date Contributor Update
20 February 2017 19:03:13 millebr Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Army Air Forces Navigation School Class 42-16 'Log' , Hondo Army Air Field, Hondo, Texas