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Sgt Dale E Rishel
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1922
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1944

Uniontown, PA
Entered Service: Nov 1942
422 Bomber Squadron / 305 Bomber Group, Heavy
Completed 17 missions over Europe

18th mission their B17 crashed on take off into barracks near Yeldon, England, killing 19 (including 2 children on ground). Eleven died on the B17 and eight died in the barracks area.

Target: Schweinfurt
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44
Serial Number: # 42-97578
Aircraft Model: B17
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: Yeldon, England
Notes; According to "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" on this date the 305th BG lost one ship. This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to lead another group on a mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near Yeldon England while transferring bases. Twenty-one were killed including the crew of eleven, eight other servicemen and two children killed in a hut near the runway.

Crew of # 42-97578
1Lt. William D. Sellers
1Lt. Jack E. George
2LT. Myer Silber
1Lt. Charles Wesley Leake
2Lt. David A. Rementeria
T/Sgt. Jessie H. Lehr
S/Sgt. Kenneth I. Mace
T/Sgt. Donald C. Parrish
Sgt. Dale E. Rishel
S/Sgt. Loyde J. Judd
Cpl. Joseph N. A. Grugnale 
Sylvan Heights Cemetery
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Family Plot
Created by: Joel Frampton Gilfert
Record added: Oct 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60630156
Sgt Dale E Rishel
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Sgt Dale E Rishel
Added by: Joel Frampton Gilfert
Sgt Dale E Rishel
Added by: Joel Frampton Gilfert
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