Ray E. Elrod

Born: December 18, 1918
Killed in Action (MIA): January 18, 1944 while serving in the Marshall Islands

U.S. Army Air Force
Rank: Staff Sergeant
531st Bomber Squadron, 7th Air Force

S/Sgt. Elrod worked at Hercules in Hopewell before enlisting in November 1940. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked on December 7, 1941, at which time his barracks was bombed.

At the time of his death, S/Sgt. Elrod was survived by his mother, Mrs. Dessie Elrod and three brothers, Leonard, J.A., J.T. and J.P.

Memorialized at The Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii, where his name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing

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