39th Bomb Group (VH)


Unit Citation
and Awards

arpuc.jpg [The Presidental Unit Citation]

Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Awards

apcm.jpg [The Asiatic-Pacfic Campaign Medal]

star1.gif [Bronze Star]

wwiivic.gif [The Victory Medal, World War II]

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1st Lt Ray F. Basore
Ordnance Officer

31 October 1920 - 07 September 1995

Pictured above are Ray Basore (right end) his first wife Jane, two of his four daughters, his sister Ellen, his mother and father and my mother. Taken in early 1960s

Per Roster of Officers, Ground and Air Echelon dated 30 Nov 1944, 1st Lt Ray F. Basore received his commission 10 Dec 1943. He enlisted through the Officer Reserve Corps

Photos are courtesy of Brian Basore, Ray's nephew
Anyone who can provide additional information about Ray and his service with the group, please email

Ordnance Section Main Page

Ground Crew Index
Source: Brian Basore, nephew, 39th BG orders, Roster of Officers 1944