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On January 14, 1944 took off on a dive bombing mission against enemy shipping around Rabaul. Over the target, this aircraft was hit by either anti-aircraft fire or an enemy fighter, causing the tail to break off. Last seen in a flat spin over St. Georges Channel northeast of Rabaul. When this aircraft failed to return, it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
RAMSEY, Billy R, CAPT, O-014608, USMC, from Texas, location New Britain Island, date of loss January 14, 1944 + RAMSEY, Billy Ray, 14608, VMSB-236, MAG-14, 1st MAW, FMF, New Britain, January 15, 1945, killed in action + RAMSEY, Billy Ray, Captain, O-014608, USMC, from Texas, Manila American Cemetery
Body Not Recovered