Raymond E. Wright was born 12 May 1923 to George Edward Wright and Carolyn Hale.
He died 11 January 1944 while serving with the 332nd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy, 8th Air Force.
Buried Forrest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

Aircraft 42-3530 was on a mission to Oschersleben, Germany, and was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed near Watenstedt, 15 miles South of Helmstedt A/Fd, Germany.

Crew members
Pilot 2nd Lt Elza B. Fairchild
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Kenneth S. Amberg
Navigator 2nd Lt Charles R. Watkins
Bombardier 2nd Lt John H. McCarthy
Engineer / Top Turret Gunner S/Sgt Joseph M. Pippin
Radio Operator S/Sgt Alonzo H. Christian
Ball Turret Gunner Sgt Theodore W. Violette
Waist Gunner S/Sgt Samuel H. Diamond,
Waist Gunner Sgt Raymond E. Wright (9KIA);
S/Sgt Edward E. Hunt was the only survivor and was taken Prisoner of war and sent to Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Germany.

The Chattanooga Times, February 4, 1944
The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wright, 705 East Main Street, that their son, Flight Officer Raymond E. Wright, has been missing in action since Jan. 11, when the U.S. Eighth Air Force made a raid over germany. A graduate of Central High School, Wright was in the AAF two years before going to England last Nov. 13. He has a sister, Mrs. Marie Jenkins, and a brother, Willard Wright.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 May 1923
  • Date of death: 11 January 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 332nd Bomber Squadron, 94th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Forrest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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