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Milo A Raim

Military

Milo Raim served as a co-pilot with the 385th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Great Ashfield, England. On 11 December 1943, he was shot down in B-17 #423488 and taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3488 Weidner’s Wildcat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/7/43; Scott 15/8/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Edwin Pollock, Co-pilot: Milo Raim, Navigator: Maurice Alexander, Bombardier: Max Weinstein, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA 31 December 1920

Son of William G Raim (1888-1944) and Rose J Raim, nee Petrik (1882-1962)

Lived in Linn County, IA, USA April 1942
Enlisted Des Moines, IA, USA 10 April 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 December 1943 – 1945
Died Orlando, FL, USA 30 December 2003
Buried Swisher, IA 52338, USA

Blain Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2017 16:49:54 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&tf=F&q=milo...

ww2info record: http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=105946

Findagrave record: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=raim&GSfn=milo&GSbyrel...

https://www.sysoon.com/deceased/milo-a-raim-215
http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi?Surname=RAIM%2C%20Mi...

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:25:55 HarveNYC Changes to firstname
Sources

Harvey Weinstein - Son of his Bombardier

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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