668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. Raymond Elwin Wright

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  38154863

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 29-Jun-1921, Eagletown, McCurtain County, Oklahoma

Entered Military Service: Date: 10-Jul-1942 At: Oklahoma City, OK
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 38154863

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 6-Aug-1944
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Return Date: Before 31-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 12-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 26083

Died: 1-Jul-1992, Odessa, Ector County, Texas

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry
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Obituary

Raymond Wright

Services for Raymond Elwin Wright, 71, of Odessa are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Crescent Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Bratcher officiating.

Burial will be 3 p.m. in Denver City Cemetery.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday at Medical Center Hospital. He was born June 29, 1921 in Eagletown, Okla. He married Billie Mayben Jan. 22, 1972, in Odessa.

Mr. Wright was raised in Eagletown. He came to Odessa from Broken Bow, Okla. in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a prisoner of war. He was a member of the Permian Basin Chapter of Ex-POWs and Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge No. 4372, Paul G. Mahoney Lodge. After discharge from the service he moved to Wink. He worked for Cody-Teague Trucking Co. a truck driver and retired in 1982.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Billy Wayne Wright of Kermit, and Arthur Linn and Phillip Linn, both of Odessa; five daughters, Carolyn "L.B." Carroll of Monahans, Kay Hood and Martha Jackson, both of Odessa, Ollie Chandler of Boys Ranch and Mariann Caines of Lubbock; a brother, Wayne Wright of Andrews; two sisters, Dorothy Allen and Ruby Pickett, both of Broken Bow; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Frank W. Wilson Funeral Director is in charge of arrangements.

The Odessa American (Odessa, Texas), 02 Jul 1992, Thu, Page 10, Raymond Elwin Wright Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/300678280/?terms=Raymond%20Wright&match=1 [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)




MACR 7657 Details



Notes:
A/C loss Information not available. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Aircraft hit by flak over target.

Description:
Missing in Action: Lt. A.J. Welch, Sgt. R.E. Wright, Sgt. S.G. Novak--last seen going down in the target area.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 115




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
WW II Draft Registration
16-Feb-1942
WW II Draft Registration
16-Feb-1942
Newspaper Clipping
Broken Bow News
05-Aug-1943
Newspaper Obituary
The Odessa American
02-Jul-1992
Headstone
Headstone
WW II Honoree
 
 
 
 
 
 



See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources