Born 26 December 1913
Died 25 May 1944
Buried at New Albany, Indiana National Cemetery, F, 103

Air Corps

Aircraft C-47A with serial number 42-100614 departed from Calcutta in India on a Meat Shuttle mission to Dinjan, Assam, India. He was initially buried at Kalaikunda in India.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Arthur T. Schermesser
Co-Pilot, 1st Lt James N. Bradley
Crew Chief, S/Sgt John F. Kuntz
Radio Operator, Sgt Harry Kaufman

S/Sgt Glenn T. Stevens
Cpl Clayton T. Asp
Cpl John H. Lajoie
Cpl George A. Sandacz
Lt Col Raymond W. Worsham
Captain Herman G. Klamka

Picture from School Yearbook, University of Tennessee 1933

-Attended Knoxville High School
-Parents: Raymond W. Worsham and Mary L. Eckel Worsham
-Siblings: Hugh Eckel Worsham and Mary Rose Worsham

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, June 1, 1945
Lt. Col. Raymond W. Worsham Jr., who was in an Army transport plane which crashed in India a year ago, is now reported by the War Department as “officially dead.” Notification was sent to his wife, Mrs. Esther Garstang Worsham, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Worsham Sr., 929 Jacksboro Pike. The letter said a wrecked plane had been located and identified from the air, but the wreckage was at an inaccessible spot. Col. Worsham was an employe of the TVA Office Service Department, where he went from U-T. He was in the Reserves when called into service several years ago. He won promotions that took him from second lieutenant to lieutenant-colonel in the Army Air Forces. His last advancement came shortly before he lost his life.
He is survived by his wife; small son, Ray III; parents; brother, Eckel Worsham; and sister, Mrs. Mary Rose Black. His wife is secretary in the U-T Physical Education Department.

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 December 1913
  • Date of death: 25 May 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 443rd Troop Carrier Group
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: New Albany National Cemetery, Indiana
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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