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Cary Louis Gray

Second Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Roanoke City, VA
Casualty Date: July 17, 1944
Died In: France

Second Lieutenant Gray was assigned to the 513th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group that flew in support of the Normandy invasion during June 1944.

Cary was a pilot flying a P-47 Thunderbolt with serial number 42-8544 that flew  out of Ashford, England, on a reconnaissance mission in near Lessay, France, on June 17, 1944, and he failed to return.  He was last seen bailing out of his plane two  miles east of Cherbourg.  A later report stated that his parachute failed to open.

He is interred in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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