The Berkshire Evening Eagle, June 16, 1944 - Page 6
Sgt. Ralph G. Ringey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Ringey of 28 Meadow Lane, has completed training at Gowen Field, Idaho, with the Second Air Force and has been assigned as a gunner to a B-24 bomber. He and his crew are awaiting overseas orders. He was married in February to the former Miss Barbara J. Young of 7 Maple Street. is a Pittsfield High School graduate and is a former clerk at the Community Market
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, October 20, 1944 - Page 10
Staff Sgt. Ringey In Bomber Group
15th AAF in Italy -- Staff Sgt. Ralph G. Ringey, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Ringey of 28 Meadow Lane, Pittsfield, Mass., and husband of Mrs. Barbara Ringey, same city, is an aerial gunner with a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group which has flown over 350 combat missions.
The group has bombed many of the high priority targets in Nazi-held Europe and the Balkans. Strategic installations in Regensburg, Munich, Klagenfurt, Steyr, Wiener Neustadt, Budapest and Vienna have been attacked with excellent results.
It has been twice cited by the President of the United States; for its strategic support of the Allied forces in the Middle East; and for the low-level attack on the Ploesti oil fields, August, 1943, which severely crippled German refineries. The group is the oldest one operating in the European-African-Middle Eastern theatre.
Sgt. Ringey attended Pittsfield High School and received his wings at the Yuma Army Air Base, Arizona, Feb. 10, 1944.
For his many missions flown over enemy territory, the veteran airman has been awarded the air medal, purple heart, European-African-Middle Eastern theatre ribbon, and is authorized to wear the distinguished unit badge plus one cluster.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, August 23, 1948 - Page 6
8 More Bodies Of War Dead Are Returned
The bodies of eight Berkshire County World War II soldiers including five from Pittsfield, who had originally been interred in the Phillipines and Italy, were returned to the United States aboard the U.S. Army transport Lawrence Victory which arrived at New York yesterday and today.
They are Lieut. Clement J. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Smith, 47 Marian Avenue; Staff Sgt. Ralph G. Ringey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter I. Ringey of 28 Meadow Lane; Pfc. Byron G. Camp Jr., son of Mrs. Grace E. Camp, 41 Yarmouth Street; Pfc. Richard Foote, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Foote, 372 Elm Street; Pvt. Salvadore P. Procopio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Procopio, 33 Circular Avenue. Those from North Adams are Tech. Sgt. Alfonso Pisano, 17 Marietta Street; Pvt. Frank V. Hewitt, 13 Elm Street, and Pfc. Clyde A. Davis, son of Mrs. Frances Davis, 19 Center Street.
Under the program for final burial the bodies will be taken to regional distribution centers and will reach their respective cities in about three weeks.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 05 June 2018), memorial page for Ralph George Ringey (23 Sep 1924–17 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45798365, citing Main Street Cemetery, Dalton, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by AngelWings (contributor 46797866) .