|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1945, England|
Navigator 2nd/Lt Richard K. Angert KIA
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service # O2074562
Awards: Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt Dale E. Williams KIA
Target: Soest Germany
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 7-Mar-45
Serial Number: 42-51343
Aircraft Model B-24J-
Aircraft Letter: K
Aircraft Name: SHAZAM
Location: Norfolk County England
Cause: On March 7, 1945, Lt. Williams crew was scheduled on a mission to bomb oil and communication facilities as well as railway marshaling yards at Soest, Germany. The weather at take-off was very bad. Clouds and icing conditions prohibited anyone from accurately observing the take-off. However, three witnesses state they saw the aircraft as it descended through the clouds. It appeared to level off, a wing separated from the aircraft, and fire broke out. The fuselage impacted the ground near Old Cotessey, England, in Norfolk, and exploded. There were no survivors.
Angert entered the military service on October 14, 1944. (One account states January 15, 1943) with 2 years of college.
He was trained as a Navigator and assigned to the 564th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group operating out of Hethel Air Station 114 in England.
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Ralph Henry Angert (1892 - 1973)
Note: Entered the service from Ohio.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Plot A Row 4 Grave 26
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56287402
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