Monroe, Oct. 18--Mr. and Mrs. J. Ray Lingle received word from the War department yesterday that their son, Pfc. Ray Little Lingle, 24 (above), was killed Friday, October 12, in an airplane accident in India. He was aviation radioman on an army transport which flew a regular route to China and Burma, and was based in Calcutta. He was a sophomore at Wake Forest college when he went into service in April, 1943, and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. \he would have been overseas one year ago today, the 25th wedding anniversary of his parents. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Sgt Jimmy Lingle, stationed with the Army engineers on Guam since July; his granparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Little of Ayden, and J.A. Lingle of Monroe.


Graveside Service in Monroe Cemetery For War Victim

Last rites for Corporal Ray Little Lingle, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ray Lingle, 308 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the graveside in Monroe cemetery. Dr. E. P. Billups and Rev. F.B. Drane will officiate.

Corporal Lingle, a member of the U.S. Air Force, was killed in a plane crash near Calcutta, India, on October 12, 1945. He was inducted into the service April 23, 1943, trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga., Miami Beach, Fla., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Santa Ana Calif., and Love Field, Dallas Texas. He left for overseas service on Oct 14, 1944, and served as aviation radio operator in the Army Air Transport Command in India, Burma and China. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Dum Dum Air Base, Calcutta.

He was born in Ayden, N.C., and was educated in the Monroe schools. He was a student at Wake Forest College when called into service.

Surviving are his parents and one brother, Jimmy Lingle, student at the University of North Carolina.

Memorial services for Corporal Lingle were held on May 6, 1946, at Central Methodist church, of which hte was a member. Only recently a plaque in his memory was unveiled at Wake Forest college.

Pall bearers at the final rites will be Ed Williams, Jr., William H. Price, Frank Laney, Jake Brooks, Vann Secrest, Jr., and Hughes Lingle.

Ray Little Lingle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ray Lingle of Monroe, N.C. was born July 31, 1921 at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Little, Ayden, N.C. (Pitt Co.) Christened on Easter Sunday 1922 in the Monumental Methodist Church, Portsmouth, Va. Attended Monroe city schools, was a member of the High School Band and played on the Football team. Graduated in the class of 1941. Entered Wake Forest College September 1941, was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and remained in school there until he was called into the service of our country, on April 23, 1943.


He received training at Ft. Bragg, N.C., Camp Wheeler, Macon, Ga., Miami Beach, Fla., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Santa Ana, Calif., Amarilla, Texas, and Love Field, Dallas, Texas.

He left New York September 14, 1944 for over sea duty. Arrived in Karachi, India September, 18, was stationed at Dum Dum Air Base Calcutta, India where he served as a radio operator on an Army Air Transport Plane, until the time of the accident which took his life on October 12, 1945, near Calcutta, India. He was buried on October 13, 1945 in the U.S. Military Cemetery at Barrackpore, India.

Memorial services were held for him on Sunday P.M. May 5, 1946, at 3:00 in Central Methodist Church, Monroe, N.C. of which he was a member.

On June 6, 1948 at 3:00 P.M. graveside services were held for him in the Monroe, Cemetery.

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