1LT Richard Carlton Stickney Jr.

1LT Richard Carlton Stickney Jr.

Birth
Death 3 Jan 1945 (aged 24)
Northern Mariana Islands
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot E 525
Memorial ID 101274973 · View Source
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Richard served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-29 #42-24748, 875th Bomber Squadron, 498th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Massachusetts prior to the war.

Richard was "Killed In Action" when his B=29, returning from a bombing mission against the port facilities and urban areas of Nagoya, crashed for unknown reasons on Anatahan Island during the war. This B-29 was on it's first mission.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Marianas Islands and was later repatriated here on March 23, 1949.

Service # O-026148

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Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-24748:

Boyd, Jack L ~ Sgt, AMG, OH
Burns, John E ~ Sgt, Radar Operator, NJ
Haynes, Paul M ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Hurwitz, Julius N ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, OH
King, Howard G ~ 2nd Lt, Engineer, CA
Merriwether, James O ~ Sgt, CFC, AL
Quinn, John P ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY
Stickney, Richard C, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MA
Thompson, Richard F ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
Winslow, Langdon G ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, ID
Zeone, Edward M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Special thanks to Jeff Hall for submitting this record for bio updates!

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 101274973
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Richard Carlton Stickney Jr. (11 Apr 1920–3 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 101274973, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .