James H. Raby
Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park
Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Local Sailor Dies in Pacific Plane Crash
James Houston Raby, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Raby of Sweetwater, was killed in an airplane accident this week.
The family was advised of the youthful sailor’s death in a telegram from the Defense Department Monday. He was an Aviation Machinists Mate second class and had served in the U.S. Navy for the past three and one-half years. Before entering the Navy he attended Paint Rock High School.
When the Rabys last heard from their son he was in the Hawaiian Islands.
The telegram did not reveal the place of the accident. It stated simply that he had been killed and that the body had not been recovered.
Besides his family, the sailor is survived by two brothers, Thurston and Billy, and three sisters, Joyce, Lulu and Patsy, all of Sweetwater.