Benjamin Franklin McCamish enlisted 16 January 1943, Richmond, VA.
Died Age: 22
Manston Airfield, Isle of Thanet, Kent, England
WW II Mission #89. 467th Group;
Target: Gasoline Fuel consumption,
Plane: “Jack the Ripper II” B24 “Flying their third mission Lt. Laslo crew’s aircraft crash-landed and burned on return from mission.”
The Daily Post-Athenian, January 17, 1949
The body of Staff Sgt. Benjamin Franklin McCamish, Jr. of Calhoun, who was killed in action August 3, 1944 after completing a mission over Germany, will arrive in Athens Tuesday, January 18. Staff Sgt. McCamish enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in January 1943 and served as a radio operator attached to the 8th Army Air Corps. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. McCamish, Sr.; one sister, Miss Helen Lafon; one niece, Miss Sandra Ruth Walker and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whitaker, all of Calhoun. He was the twin brother of Mrs. France McCamish Walker who was killed in an automobile accident last April.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 20 March 1922
- Date of death: 3 August 1944
- County: McMinn
- Hometown: Calhoun
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 791st Bomber Squadron
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Calhoun Community Cemetery, Calhoun, McMinn County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
- Sponsored by: John Romeiser
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