SSGT Ralph G Reed

SSGT Ralph G Reed

Birth
Death 22 Nov 1943 (aged 19)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot A 37
Memorial ID 63946643 · View Source
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Mission History
While returning from a mission against Gasmata, this plane left the formation due to clouds, and was not seen again, although it radioed its position at 1245/L that he was over Morobe Harbor, and that it was trying to rejoin the formation.

Wreckage
The missing bomber was located by mission priest in December 1943 near Kerau in the Owen Stanley Mountains.

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Postwar, the crew was exhumed and transported to the United States for permanent burial.


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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 9 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63946643
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Ralph G Reed (9 Apr 1924–22 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63946643, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .