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Richard Greggerson
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Birth: unknown
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1945, Italy

From contributor 47128084:

I believe this is 2nd Lt. Richard J. Greggerson, born, abt. 1921 in Indiana, a P-47 Pilot, with the 350th FG (Fighter Group); 345th FS (Fighter Squadron); Killed in Action on 22 April 1945, when his plane was shot down by Enemy Anti-Aircraft Fire, during an Armed Reconnaissance Strafing Mission over the Po Valley, Near Pagognaga, Italy. Originally buried in Italy, his body was returned to the U.S. after the War.

2nd Lt. Richard G. Greggerson, 345th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group, was hit by AAA while strafing north of the Po River in Italy and crash landed his P-47 in an orchard. The P-47 hit a road and flipped over on its back. After the war, a farmer reported that when he approached the cockpit 20 minutes after the crash, the pilot was blue with only a small cut on his forehead. Speculation is that the pilot was knocked unconscious with a kinked oxygen hose and suffocated in his oxygen mask. He was declared KIA.

22 April 1945--350thFG--345thFS--Pilot
A/C: P-47D--42-28564--"Miss Behaving"
MACR--14015
2 LT Richard J. Greggerson ID: O2059767
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Union County, IN
Status: KIA
Depart: Pisa, Italy
Armed Recon Mission
Enemy Anti-Aircraft Fire
Last Seen Near Pagognaga
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World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 15109232 15109232
NAME GREGGERSON#RICHARD#J#### GREGGERSON#RICHARD#J####
RESIDENCE: STATE 51 INDIANA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 161 UNION
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5146 LA FAYETTE INDIANA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 07 07
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 10 10
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps
BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps
EDUC. SPEC. ## ##
DEFER. DATE MONTH 00 00
DEFER. DATE YEAR 03 03
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 51 INDIANA
YEAR OF BIRTH 21 21
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 306 General farmers
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 3 Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)
BOX NUMBER 0185 0185
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.42# 2.42#
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Richard J Greggerson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Cemetery Name: Virginia
Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service Number: 2059767
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Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
Name: Richard J Greggerson
Marriage Date: 09 Feb 1945
County: Jefferson
State: Alabama
Source information: Alabama Center for Health Statistics 
 
Note: Interment 6/25/1948
 
Burial:
Lutherania Cemetery
Richmond
Wayne County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: William Roha
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68047349
Richard Greggerson
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Richard Greggerson
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Richard Greggerson
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