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Almond, Ralph George

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Ralph George Almond.

Unit/Placed in, Air Corps, 40th Ferry Squadron.


Ralph is born approx. on Dec. 11, 1919 in Milburn, New Jersey.


Father, Henry D. Almond.

Mother, Catherine L. (Hankins) Almond.

Sister, Mildred Almond.

Brother, Harold Almond.


Ralph enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-798410.


Ralph’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

2nd Lt. Ralph G. Almond               Pilot

2nd Lt. Robert C. Schipplock          Co Pilot

2nd Lt. Edward G. Repar              Navigator

2nd Lt. Francis A. Damm               Bombardier

T/Sgt. Merlin E. Tracy                 Engineer

T/Sgt. Richard T. Collins              Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Eugene T. Thornton           Asst. Engineer

S/Sgt. Robert F. Tucciiarone         Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Albert W. Samuelson          Gunner

S/Sgt. William W. Evans              Asst. Gunner


Ralph was KIA no record on Sep. 25, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Ralph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also he is Mentioned, Body buried at sea, Specifically: Pacific Ocean between Fiji Islands and Australia.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

The unit was activated as the 40th Ferrying (later, Transport) Squadron under Ferrying (later Air Transport) Command at Canton Island Airport, Gilbert Islands, in August 1942. It ferried various aircraft, including A-20s, B-17s, B-24s, B-25s, B-26s, P-38s, P-40s, C-46s, and C-47s, to destinations in the Pacific Theater. The squadron also provided a maintenance service for transient aircraft until inactivated on 30 September 1943.






40th Ferry Squadron
Airport Canton, Kiribati Island
Ralph George Almond
His rank Second Lieutenant