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Sgt Richard W. Weaver
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1920
Death: Dec. 1, 1943
Thanet District
Kent, England

Members of the Conners Crew aboard 42-40793 "Blonds Away" were:

1Lt. Jack M. Conners, Pilot, KIA.
1Lt. Maurice J. Kercher, Co-Pilot, KIA.
1Lt. Walter E. Mackey, Navigator, KIA.
1Lt. William Toles, KIA, Bombardier, KIA.
TSgt. George Aguayo, KIA.
SSgt. Robert K. Bell, KIA.
SSgt. Robert M. Hollowell, KIA.
SSgt. Leonard E. Wyrwas, KIA.
SSgt. Richard W. Weaver, KIA.


SCOTTDALE, July 22. - The body of Staff Sergeant Richard W. Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Weaver of 117 Spring Street, who was killed in action at Manston, England, arrived here Tuesday night. The soldier, born Oct. 26, 1920, was graduated from Scottdale High School with Class of 1940. He was employed by the Uptegraff Manufacturing Company prior to entering the service in August, 1942. He served with the 389th Bomber Group, 565th Bomb Squadron, Air Force. Surviving, besides his parents, are five brothers, Paul, Roy, Orville and Albert of Scottdale and Rev. Robert O. Weaver of Atlanta, Ga. The body was removed to the Murphy funeral home where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in charge of Reve. L. Metcalfe Miller, pastor of the Church of Christ. Burial will be made in Wesley Chapel Cemetery with military rites at the grave in charge of Thomas A. Llewellyn Post No. 240, of the American Legion. (The Daily Courier, COnnellsville, PA, Thursday, July 22, 1948, p. 2, Col. 4)

Added by request:
Target Solingen, Germany
Date Lost: 1-Dec-43
Serial Number: 42-40793
Aircraft Model B-24D-100-CO
Aircraft Letter: H-/P-
Aircraft Name: BLONDS AWAY
Squadron: Aircraft: 567th Crew: 565th BS
Location: Manston, England
Cause: Crash landed at emergency field due to battle damage. 
Family links: 
  Marquis O. Weaver (1881 - 1968)
  Maude A. King Weaver (1883 - 1979)
  Orville Weaver (1907 - 1975)*
  Robert Orelioss Weaver (1913 - 1983)*
  Richard W. Weaver (1920 - 1943)
*Calculated relationship
OCT 26 1920 - DEC 1 1943
Note: Link to parents provided by: Gone but not forgotten (#47567239)
Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Jan 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83094520
Sgt Richard W. Weaver
Added by: Karen Sykes
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