Ralph Alexander Kelley


General Studies

Charlotte, North Carolina

Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant

522nd Fighter Squadron (P-47), 27th Fighter Group

Purple Heart, Air Medal, Presidential Citation

Mar 28, 1924

Jul 1, 1944

Killed in Action in Italy during take off

Hamor Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC


Additional Information

SN: 0-817965

There is no accident report or Missing Air Crew Report on file.  The following was extracted from the 27th Fighter Group Association website.

1 Jul 44 42-26426 Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt Kelley, Ralph A O-817965 522FS 27FG 12AF
Take off accident,  Ciampino


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Extra Documents

Thunderbolt Pilot – Vignette written by Kelly Durham for The Echo