Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Ray Packard was listed as missing in action after being shot down in France in 1944. Last month, he was interred at Arizona’s Prescott National Cemetery.
Packard’s plane was among 11 shot down Aug. 25, 1944, when their squadron was overwhelmed in a dogfight with 80 German fighters over Beauvais, a rural area north of Paris. Five of the pilots survived and eluded capture. Two were taken prisoner. The remains of three pilots listed as missing in action were eventually recovered.