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Orechia, James R
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James "RAYMOND" Orechia
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T/Sgt James RAYMOND Orechia, B-25 Radio/Gunner KIA 15 May, 1944
T/Sgt James RAYMOND Orechia, B-25 Radio/Gunner KIA 15 May, 1944
Pilot Lt George Walsh LOSS/ Crash on runway.
T/Sgt J Raymond Orechia, R/G Lost on 15 May, 1944, Crash on runway, all KIA
T/Sgt J Raymond Orechia, R/G Lost on 15 May, 1944, Crash on runway, all KIA
Return of Combat Mission, landing gear failed and ship was awash with gas and exploded on landing. Raymond finished his 50, VOLUNTEERED for an extra Mission. God Bless our Brave Men.
THis is the B-25 Flamingo, Crash on landing / Lt Walsh loss, Raymond died in this ship.
THis is the B-25 Flamingo, Crash on landing / Lt Walsh loss, Raymond died in this ship.
James RAYMOND Orechia, T/Sgt in 321st BG, 446th BS, Radio/Gunner KIA
James RAYMOND Orechia, T/Sgt in 321st BG, 446th BS, Radio/Gunner KIA

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James R Orechia 1
Age in 1930: 9 1
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Estimated Birth Year: 1921 1
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Place: MIDDLESEX County, Massachusetts 1
From: 1930 1
Enumeration District: WALTHAM CITY, WARD 1 1

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T/Sgt James RAYMOND Orechia, B-25 Radio/Gunner KIA 15 May, 1944
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321stBG,446thBS, T/Sgt. James "Raymond" Orechea, Radio/Gunner, KIA 15 May '44

James "Raymond" Orechia was a Radio-Gunner in the U.S. Army Air Force; 12th Air Force; 57th Bombardment Wing; 321st Bombardment Group, 446th Winged Group Squadron; aboard B-25 Mitchell Aircraft, stationed in the MTO=Mediterranean Theater of Operations, during World War Two.
On 24 January 1944, James R. Orechia was promoted from Corporal to Technical Sergeant.
In April 1944 James R. Orechia was Awarded the "Air Medal"
In April, 1944 the 321st Bombardment Group transferred to its new base at Solenzara, Corsica from its previous base at Vincenzo Airfield near Naples, Italy.
In April 1944 James R. Orechia went to the Isle of Capri Rest Camp for approximately 10 days & Returned on 25 April 1944. James R. (Raymond) Orechia flew 57 "known" missions, 17 with Lil Butch's Dad. 10 with 2Lt Harold Ray Brellenthin, but about 25 with 1Lt Walsh. Many of the 25, included the 17 with 2Lt Jack Fitzgerald.
* * * U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: James R R Orechia
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
State: Rhode Island
County or City: Providence
Enlistment Date: 6 Jun 1942
Enlistment State: Massachusetts
Enlistment City: Boston

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