Uncle Raymond isn't buried in Oak Grove, but he has a stone there.
Lt. R. D. Dallas Declared Dead
Lt. Raymond D. Dallas, 21, missing in action since August 2, 1944, while participating in a tactical bombing mission over France, has been declared dead by the War Departmentin an official notice received Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Dallas, 1611 Broad Street.
Lt. Dallas, navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress, had been overseas four months and had completed four missions over enemy territory for which he was awarded the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters. Twenty seven of his missions were in combat. On his last one, his plane was damaged by enemy aircraft, caught fire, exploded and crashed between Caen and Le Havre.
He volunteered for service while a student at the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and was called for active duty in March 1943. He received his training at San Marcos, TX and Roswell, NM and was commisioned second lieutenant. He was promoted to first lieutenant after going overseas.
Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Lt. Col. William R. Dallas, Louisville; Tony Dallas, Paducah; three sisters, Mrs. Leonard Smith, Mrs. Harold Wall and Mrs. Roy Roberts, all of Paducah. He was a member of Mizpah Presbyterian Church.
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