Veterans' Memorial Project

Raymond Henry Bidwell

Barrington, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1941

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 03/06/1922

Date of Death: 08/02/1943

Lt. Bidwell served with the 526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber Group, Heavy. He was reported missing in action over Le Bourget, the French flying field near Paris, France. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France. He earned the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for five combat missions and Purple Heart.

-submitted by James Opolony; information taken from Web sites above and University and public records

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