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PVT Ray D. Wright - 28th Materials Squadron, 20th Air Base Group


PVT Ray Donald Wright

Private Ray D. Wright entered the U.S. Army Air Forces from Massachusetts and served in the 28th Materials Squadron, 20th Air Base Group in the Philippines during World War II. He was captured in Bataan following the American surrender on April 9, 1942, and died of dysentery and beriberi on December 12, 1942, at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp in Nueva Ecija Province. He was buried in communal grave 901 in the camp cemetery along with other deceased American POWs; however, his remains could not be associated with any remains recovered from Cabanatuan after the war. Today, Private Wright is memorialized on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. 

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Active Pursuit. US POW/MIA Family Locating is looking forward to supporting PVT Wright's family in the search of the other POW descendants who were interned in CG901 with him.

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