Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Ray H Stone Jr

Military

Killed when B-24J #42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with all crew lost.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51241

    B-24 Liberator
    B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence's church, South Cove...

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Died South Cove, Beccles, Suffolk NR34, UK 31 March 1945
Buried 22 April 1949

Plot: Sec: 15, Site: 75

Buried with 4 other crewmembers:
Edward Johnson
Oliver Jones
Wade Pitt
Marvin Tucker

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2020 19:32:42 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2015 15:04:52 usxpat Changes to suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Ancestry.com
http://www.usaafdata.com/
photos and description of the crash: http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ukcr3.htm
Find A Grave Memorial# 85812358

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

Share