Raymond Van Hunter was born in 1924 in Tennessee, the only child of Paul Van Hunter and Lillian Bernice Herriford. Husband of Bobbe Patricia Smith

T/Sgt Hunter Died non Battle during his second tour. He served on two tours of duty with the 8th Air Corps in England. Buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, B, 6, 43.

He was a crewmember on aircraft B-17G with serial number 42-31630.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 16 May 1944
A Chattanooga Airman, S/Sgt Raymond V. Hunter, 19, son of Paul V. Hunter 3909 Corby Drive, who flew 25 missions as a Flying Fortress gunner and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, arrived recently at the Miami Beach, Fla., redistribution station for reassignment. Sgt. Hunter is credited with the probable destruction of one enemy plane and served seven months in the European war theater. He is a graduate of Red Bank High School and attended Baylor School. His wife, the former Miss Bobbe P. Hunt, resides with his parents.

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 August 1925
  • Date of death: 19 February 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 751st Bomber Squadron, 458th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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