Dampman, Raymond H., SSgt

Fallen
 
 Service Photo   Service Details
19 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 737-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 737, 75th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Staff Sergeant

 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1911
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CMSgt Don Skinner-Deceased to remember Dampman, Raymond H., SSgt.

If you knew or served with this Airman and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Warwick, PA
Last Address
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Casualty Date
Jan 22, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2014, World War II Fallen

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar


Flight Engineer Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)42nd Bomb Wing75th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1942-1943, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 737, 42nd Bomb Wing
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 737, 75th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  
  1943-1944, B-25 Mitchell
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Raymond H. Dampman was born in 1911 in Warwick Township, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Romanus L. and Dora V. Dampman. He graduated from Warwick High School in 1931 and worked for several years at Mayer Pollock Construction Company in Pottstown.

He entered the military service on March 12, 1942. His training took place in Keesler Field, Mississippi; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Greenville, South Carolina. He was promoted to the rank of SSgt and was certified as a flight engineer on B-25 aircraft. He was then assigned to the 75th Bomb Squadron of the 42nd Bomb Group.

This unit was assigned to the Pacific theater in August 1943. It was based on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and conducted bombing raids against Japanese targets both on land and sea. On January 22, 1944, a flight of B-25s, along with B-24s, attacked Lakunai Airdrome at Rabaul, one of the largest Japanese air bases in the Solomons.

Flak and enemy fighters shot down three of the attacking B-25s, SSgt Dampman's being one of them. All crew members were lost as the plane crashed in flames on New Britain.

The crew are remembered on The Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery at Fort Bonafacio, The Philippines.



boards. ancestry.com/Surnames.dampman/i/4mb.aspx
dsf.chesco.org/heroes/dampman/dampman.htm
forum.armyairforces.con
USAAC-USAAF Aircraft Inventory Records
USAAF Accident Reports

  

Comments/Citation
The aircraft in this incident was B-25 # 53429, unnamed, of the 75th Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 1803 is applicable.

This aircraft was piloted by 1 Lt William E. Eastwood, but no other crew members have been identified.

Preliminary investigations indicates that errors in transcription have mingled the crew rosters for the 3 B-25 aircraft from the 75th Bomb Squadron that were lost on this mission. Research into this matter continues and any further information will be posted when found.

   
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011