Master Sergeant Kenneth A. Trayes

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Grouping: Master Sergeant Kenneth A. Trayes (ASN: 31112180) Kenneth Asa Trayes was born in New Hampshire on October 25, 1918. He graduated from the East Providence High School in Rhode Island. Kenneth started working for a large textile print works and after that he became a draftsman with an engineering firm. While being a draftsman he started taking some correspondence and night school courses. On march 30, 1942 he joined the Army and was assigned to the Corps of Engineers. … Read More

Technical Sergeant John J. Murray

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Dress jacket: Technical Sergeant John J. Murray (ASN: 32252324) Technical Sergeant John “Jack” Murray was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress combat gunner/togglier in World War II. He served in the 547th Bombardment Squadron (384th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Army Air Force) flying out of Grafton-Underwood bomber base in England. He voluntarily flew two combat tours for a total of 65 missions! His first mission was in July 1943, which was at a time that bomber losses were so high that … Read More