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Official order calling Raymond E. Crawford, and 11 other Aviation Cadets, to report to Santa Ana, CA by 9 July 1943 for active duty.

Official order transferring then 2nd Lt. Raymond E. Crawford and 9 other officers and enlisted men to the 43rd Bomb Group as of 12 March 1944.

Special Orders No. 30 also also contains 7 other orders to non-43rd Bomb Group personel.


Official order preparing to two "Electronically Trained "Replacement Crew," those of 2nd Lt. Carlyle Merritt (on aircraft 42-100039) and 2nd Lt. Raymond E. Crawford (on aircraft 42-100035), for departure overseas.


Official order assigning the named officers and enlisted men, including then 2nd Lt. Raymond E. Crawford, to the 2nd Sea Search Attack Squadron, effective as of 4 October 1943.

An official Army Leave Pass issued to 2nd Lt. Orvis L. Cason for a 12 day leave in Sydney, Australia.

A special transport order sending Pfc. James W. Eide and his crew to Garbutt Field, Townsville, Australia.


A comprehensive listing of 43rd Bomb Group aircrews being transferred to an unknown location. The document not only includes the name and rank of the individual servicemen, but also the aircraft (identified by serial number) to which they were…


Dear Mother, Dad and Mary:
Well, here I am in Utah after a 4 night and 3 day ride. Sure had an exciting trip. We went thru Texas, New Mexico, Colorado & Utah. Sure see some beautiful scenery. Never had a Pullman so had to try & sleep sitting up…

Dear Dad Mother & Mary:
Well, I’m back in the Army again and I’m still a S/Sgt. Nobody said anything to us yet but I presume before the day is over we will hear something. Two of the officers on our crew got back last night.
We took a…

Dear Mother, Dad, & Mary:
Just a few lines to let you know I’m still here. Don’t know when were leaving. Maybe tonight & maybe not until Monday. Always on the alert.
The pilots sister died Wednesday and they won’t even let him go home. …