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    Default Two American pilots in the RCAF

    Hello Gents,

    I am looking for any details including first names and service numbers of two Americans who enlisted in the RCAF and served with No.131 Sqn in 1941-1942:

    J.A. GRAY
    G.G. ROSS

    However I must say that the initials may be partially or totally wrong.

    Many thanks in advance

    Phil

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    Default One of two americans

    J/15345 Gilbert Gary Ross

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    Ancestry.com US Veterans Graves databse contains a:

    Name: Gilbert Gary Ross
    Service Info.: LT COL US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
    Birth Date: 31 Aug 1917
    Death Date: 1 Feb 1967
    Service Start Date: 11 Sep 1945
    Interment Date: 6 Feb 1967
    Cemetery: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
    Cemetery Address: 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78209
    Buried At: Section 2a Site 3163

    But there seems to be a corresponding enlistment for the above airman in 1940 into the USAAC. Woudl he have joined USAAC, then RCAF and been brought back to the USAAF mid war?

    is this him briefly mentioned here:
    http://forum.armyairforces.com/87th-ATC-27TH-ATG-m64722.aspx
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 13th September 2011 at 11:25.
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    Hi Phil

    James A. Gray, known as Tex, served with 93 Squadron during Sicily invasion and then Italy. Claimed a couple of victories (both probables). POW towards end of war (See 'Spitfires over Sicily', in which there is also a picture of him)
    May have received DFC.

    I believe he is, or was, Secretary of the Eagle Squadrons Association.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Default The other American

    108634 James Amsler Gray.

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