39th Bomb Group (VH)


Unit Citation
and Awards

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Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Awards

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T/Sgt Raymond C. Whittemore

Raymond Clifton Whittemore was born in Skowhegan on June 1, 1920, son of Clifton Earl and Nettie Mae (Merrill) Whittemore.

Raymond enlisted in the Army on Jan. 29, 1942; In addition to having served on Guam, he also served in the Korean Conflict. He re-enlisted in the Reserves and was discharged on May 4, 1951.

He married the former Dorothy Bilodeau on Oct. 20, 1941, in Skowhegan. They have 2 sons - David and Raymond and a third son Jeffery, who died at birth. They have 3 grandsons and 6 great grandchildren.

He was employed by the First National Store and was a meat cutter at Kyes Market for 41 years. He was sexton at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church and at Calvary Cemetery; he was also employed by Whittemore and Sons.

Raymond was a life member of Somerset County Third Degree Knights of Columbus and Somerset County Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, where he held several offices and served as District Deputy for several years. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. In his younger years, he was a Boy Scout and later a Sea Scout and Boy Scout Leader. He held several terms as selectman for the town of Skowhegan. He was also a real estate agent for a few years.

He was a communicant of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church. He also served there as Eucharistic minister, lector, and Altar Server. He was one of the first members of the R.C.I.A. team. Raymond loved woodworking of all kinds and especially making children's toys, bird houses and railroads. He also built three homes.

Raymond Clifton Whittemore took his Final Flight on 7 March 2004 at the age of 83 yrs old.
The above are excerpts from the Obituary of Raymond Clifton Whittemore found on The Town Line ( weekly newspaper - March 13, 2004 issue.

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Source: Excerpt from Obit of Raymond Clifton Whittemore found on The Town Line -