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.
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.