Staff Sergeant Rodney R. Ratts, ASN 37540337

Ball Turret Gunner - Kline Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Entered Active Service: 26 Aug 43   Separated: 26 Nov 45

25 Combat Missions   12 Round-trip "Hump" Flights

Air Medal w/2 OLC

WW2 Victory Medal   Good Conduct Medal

(Photos & Info Courtesy of Rodney Ratts & Patti Ratts, Daughter)

SSgt. Rodney M. Ratts
Basic Training, 1943 & China, 1944

Kline Crew - Walla Walla, WA

Front, L-R: SSgt. Rodney R. Ratts (BT), 2Lt. Kenneth O. Mossor (CP)
Cpl. Reece W. Eavenson (G), Sgt. Oscar J. Stephens, Jr. (G), Rogers

Back, L-R: 1Lt. James Ridgeway (N), 2Lt. Harold M. Kline (P), Marino (B)
Cpl. Charles W. Maloney (E), Cpl. Anthony K. "Mike" Mikolajczyk (RO)

Rogers and Marino were replaced before the crew left the United States.
Replaced by Cpl. Lester D. Arnold, Jr. (G) and F/O Edward C. Hura (B)

(Click on images to enlarge.)

Orders sending SSgt. Ratts & crew from Hamilton Field, CA to Grenier Field - Manchester, NH


Orders sending SSgt. Ratts & crew from Grenier Field overseas to Karachi, India and the CBI Theater. Upon reaching their final destination at Pandaveswar, India, the Kline Crew was transferred to the 7th Bomb Group.

7th BG Personnel

436th BS Personnel