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Ray L. Owens Edit Profile

army officer

Ray L. Owens, American army officer. Decorated Victory Medal, Legion of Merit, Battle Honors (North Solomons). Club: Army and Navy (Manila, P.I.).

Background

Owens, Ray L. was born on April 7, 1891 in Chillicothe, Missouri, United States. Son of David and Mary Margaret (Dryer) Owens.

Education

Student Moore’s Normal School, Chillicothe, Missouri, 1908-1910, Northwestern State Normal, Alva, Oklahoma, 1911. Graduate Air Service Pilots Schools, 1921, Air Service Observation School, 1921, Air Corps Tactical School, 1935, Command and General staff schedul, 1938. Rated command pilot, combat observer.

Career

Teacher in public schools, 1912-1917. Served with United States Army, June 10, 1917 to August 23, 1919. Second in command Lieutenant, Air Service, United States Army, September 21, 1920, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, December 4, 1942.

Membership

Club: Army and Navy (Manila, P.I.).

Connections

Married Ada Louise Belt, January 25, 1919. Children: Ada Louise (wife of Captain.

father:
David Owens

mother:
Mary Margaret (Dryer) Owens

spouse:
Ada Louise Belt

child:
Ada Louise (wife of Capt Owens