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Norma Maxine Raley




  • Wayne Downing

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    Post war Downing flew the F-82, B-47, B-50 and B-52 aircraft.

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Units served with

  • 298th General Hospital

    298th General Hospital

    The 298th General Hospital (the first of the more permanent large medical units which arrived in the United Kingdom –ed), which began to function November 11, 1942, at Frenchay Park near Bristol, was the third General Hospital to be established in...

Associated Place

  • Bristol

    Military site : non-airfield
    Home to a Quartermaster Truck unit. Exact location unknown - based on city centre.


Event Location Date
Born Harrisburg, Illinois 27 December 1922
Based Bristol, UK November 1942 – 21 July 1944
Waded Ashore Omaha Beach, France 21 July 1944
Based Cherbourg, France 29 July 1944 – 28 October 1944
Married Cherbourg, France 20 October 1944

Married 1LT Wayne Downing, Pilot in the 416th BG

Based Alleur, Belgium 20 November 1944 – May 1945
Enlisted Thousand Oaks, California 31 December 2010
Buried Westlake Village, California 3 January 2011

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park
Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA


Date Contributor Update
09 April 2021 02:25:54 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations