TSgt Raymond L. Tucker

TSgt Raymond L. Tucker

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death 26 Feb 1945 (aged 29)
Queensland, Australia
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56777978 · View Source
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Raymond's remains were recovered in 1994. He was interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on September 29, 1995.

The headstone in Arlington displays the date that the crew were officially declared dead by the Military instead of the actual year of their passing.

" Click Here " for that record.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at Manila to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Son of Raymond W. Tucker who resided in Ellendale, Delaware.

Raymond served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-24D "Beautiful Betsy" #42-40387, 530th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 6, 1941, prior to the war, in Trenton, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

His B-24 took off from Darwin on a ferry flight bound for Eagle Farm Airfield near Brisbane. Aboard were two Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfire pilots from the 548th Squadron.

The B-24 crashed into a hillside west of Biloela near Monto, roughly 80km from Gladstone, Queensland in the present day Kroombit Tops National Park.

Raymond was originally declared "Missing In Action" during the war. After his remains were recovered his status was changed to died in the "Line Of Duty".

Service # 32167086

Raymond also has a "Cenotaph" in the Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville, Delaware. " Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40387:

Cannon, R A A ~ FLYO, Passenger, RAF
Cooke, Thomas J D ~ FLLT, Passenger, RAF
Kilcheski, Eugene A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NJ
Lemons, Harold J ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
McDaniel, William E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Owen, Jack W ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, CO
Routt, Hilary E 2nd Lt, Navigator, KY
Tucker, Raymond L ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, DE

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56777978
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Raymond L. Tucker (3 Aug 1915–26 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56777978, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .