|Death: ||Jun. 20, 1944|
Richard served as a Technical Sergeant & Top Turret Gunner on B-24J #42-110143, 856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Buffalo, Erie County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 19, 1940, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.
Richard was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by German Fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea during the war. He was awarded an Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.
Service # 12017424
Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-110143:
Anderson, Richard B ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, New York
Augustine, Lynn P ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania
Chartier, Maurice C ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Pennsylvania
Dichter, Lester ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Dukes, Julian E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Georgia
Hadden, Eugene H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Michigan
Mitchell, Joe D ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Iowa
Pearce, Iren R ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Mississippi
Rybarczyk, Luke S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Telfer, Leonard F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Illinois
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Plot: Plot D Row 12 Grave 20
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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