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2LT Everett Alexander “Fritz” Rice

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2LT Everett Alexander “Fritz” Rice

  • Birth 20 Jan 1916 Mildred, Cass County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 1943 Papua New Guinea
  • Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section 78, Site 1030-31
  • Memorial ID 13172511

World War II.

Alexander "Everett" Rice was the son of Robert Alonzo Rice and Carrie Mabel Eastvold. He graduated from Albert Lea High School (Minnesota) in 1935. In the next six years he lived at Mildred, Winnebago, and Hollandale, Minnesota. He enlisted in September, 1941. He died when his plane went down in 1943 with four other crew members, at Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. He was a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Air Force and the navigator of the plane. At the time the bodies were found, individual identification was impossible, thus necessitating a group burial. Reburial Services were held on February 1, 1950, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Lt. Rice received the Presidential Citation, the Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Everett never married.

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  • Created by: cw
  • Added: 29 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13172511
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Everett Alexander “Fritz” Rice (20 Jan 1916–2 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13172511, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by cw (contributor 46774197) .