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Raymond P Sanford


Raymond Sanford served as a pilot with the 555th Bomb Squadron of the 386th Bomb Group. On 13 December 1943, he was flying B-26 41-31625 'Hell's Fury' when it was shot down near Schiphol, Holland. He survived and was taken as a Prisoner of War.



  • William Nicholson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Units served with

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 555th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-31625 Hell's Fury

    B-26 Marauder
    Shot down 13 December 1943 near Schiphol, Holland. For an account of this mission see:

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location


Event Location Date
Shot down and taken as POW Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands 13 December 1943
Enlisted California, USA


Date Contributor Update
18 August 2017 12:02:19 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2017 09:37:29 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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