Raymond Aubrey Mitchell

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Captain Raymond Aubrey ("Red") Mitchell

5 October 1918 – 12 December 1944

National Youth Administration (NYA) worker

Recipient of Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with oak leaf clusters, and Distinctive Lead Crew awards.

Earned ribbons for the China-Burma-India and European theaters.

Personal History

Mitchell was born in Perry, Arkansas to James H. and Pearl J. Mitchell. He had two siblings, Christine and Jeweldine Mitchell. He attended the Arkansas State Teachers College from 1938 to 1939.

Mitchell married Emmandell High on July 17, 1944 in St. Francis, Arkansas. He was a worker for NYA. Throughout his life, he lived in the Arkansas towns of Bentley, Conway, Perry, and Henton.

He enlisted in the 154th Observation Squadron, 19th Tactical Air Command, 379th Fighter Squadron of the US Army Air Forces. While in the military, he served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.


He went Missing in Action over Germany. A day after he was announced as MIA, he was promoted to major.