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Raymond J Scranton

Military

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircaft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Horace Stewart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. Last seen...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29856 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Essex County, MA, USA 10 October 1917

Son of Stewart D Scranton.

Lived in Lynn, MA, USA 1941
Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 2 June 1942
Based 84030 Tortorella SA, Italy March 1944 – 10 May 1944

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Wiener Neustadt, Austria 10 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircaft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836.

Buried Lynn, MA, USA 1948

Pine Grove Cemetery
Lynn
MA
USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 20:53:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83402352_raymond_j%20scranton/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-29856
https://www.fold3.com/page/638579663_raymond_j%20scranton/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28637075/?terms=42-29856

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