2LT Guy Mitchell Raines, Jr

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2LT Guy Mitchell Raines, Jr

  • Birth 27 Aug 1918 Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
  • Death 13 Mar 1945
  • Burial Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 74369060

Son of Guy M. Raines, Sr.

Guy served as a Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, 13th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He resided at 20 Sibley Pl., Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war with his wife whose name is currently unknown.

Guy was "Killed In Action" when his plane was shot down over enemy territory at Iwo Jima during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-34412

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Dec 19, 1948

Canandaigua - The body of Guy M. raines Jr, 26, who died in action with the US Marines at Iwo Jima, Mar 13, 1945, will arrive in Canandaigua tomorrow on the 8:06 train from Schenectady.

A military detail from the Canandagua Veterans Council will escort the body to the Curilce Funeral Home in N. Main St. where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 pm. The Rev. Richard H. Bowen, pastor of the First Congregational Church will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Son of former City Clerk and Mrs. Guy M. Raines, 210 Chaplin St., Lieut Raines was killed when his plane was shot down over enemy territory at Iwo Jima. He was then serving as a tactical and gunnery observer with an observation squadron of the 13th Marines, 5th Marine Division.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in June 1941 and trained at Parris Island S.C.; Quantico VA, and New River N.C. Following combat training he attended Officer Training School at Quantico and was commissioned Second Lieutenant Jan 12, 1944. At Quantico he was a member of the pro basketball team and also manager and played on the Championship Aircraft Warning Company Signal Battalion team at Camp Lejeune NC.

Lieutenant Raines was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for 33 missions Mar 8 to 13, 1945; the Purple Heart and Air Medal with two stars for 15 observation missions March 1 to 8 1945, all with accompanying citations.

Lieut Raines was born Aug 27, 1918 in Rochester and came to Canandaigua in his early youth. He attended the local schools and also at Oberlin College and Miami University in Ohio.

Surviving besides his parents are his widow, the former Barbara Wfight, Rochester, who has since remarried, two sisters and one brother; also two nieces and a nephew.

( Burial & Info found by: Anne Cady )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 3 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74369060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Guy Mitchell Raines, Jr (27 Aug 1918–13 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74369060, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .