2LT Everett Alexander “Fritz” Rice

2LT Everett Alexander “Fritz” Rice

Birth
Mildred, Cass County, Minnesota, USA
Death 2 Nov 1943 (aged 27)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 78, Site 1030-31
Memorial ID 13172511 View Source
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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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