Scott County

Lt. Ray L. Cornick

 

Lt. Ray L. Cornick served with the 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force. He flew a plane named “Ilene II.”

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CONFIDENTIAL

CONTROL TOWER  
A.A.F. STATION F-141,
APO 637, U.S. ARMY

4 February, 1944.
S T A T E M E N T

TO: Whom it may concern.
FROM: Flying Control, AAF Station F-141, AP 637, U. S. Army.

On 3 February, 1944, the 352 nd Fighter Group returned from an escort mission at 1346 hours. After all aircraft had been checked in and reports received from forward fields, one (1) aircraft was found to be missing from the 328th Fighter Squadron.

           1st Lt. R. J. Cornick, Turndown 39, Ship No. 8563

“Ops B” at Walcott Hall was contacted and asked if they had any information on him. They had heard nothing but agreed to maintain watch on all channels. Spotter aircraft were sent out over the channel to see if possibly he had to ditch. Since the aircraft was airborne at 0955 hours it was assumed that the aircraft was either lost due to enemy action or lack of fuel and forced into the sea.

(signed) STEPHEN A. KoZA,
2nd Lt., Air Corps, S. F. C. o.

 

Sources:
fold3.com/document/28598468
littlefriends.co.uk/352ndfg.php