Mr. Yarnell, thank you for this information it really does all fit. Not sure when the form for PA bonus would have been completed but the “overseas” service if this is him with the 66th would not have started until Nov of 1944 when they shipped out of NYC to England.
My brother did find in an Alan Alandre book a list that indicated Raymond Richards was aboard the Leopoldville and indicated hospitalized. So thinking maybe did not perish but was injured enough did not rejoin his unit. Is there a method to track beyond the war?
Thank you so much for the information you provided; home location, age etc all match.