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Sgt William Richard Bisher

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Sgt William Richard Bisher

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death
1 May 1945 (aged 23)
Germany
Burial
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Lot WW2 r3 g14
Memorial ID
21459058 View Source

Richard, was the beloved third son of Lee and Dorothy Bisher of Springfield, Ohio. Like his two older brothers Richard joined up when WWII came. Enlistment was at Columbus in November 1942. He shipped overseas with the 13th Armored Division (The Black Cats), 24th Tank Battalion, Company A.
"Richard Bisher gave his life in an action which he himself ordered to cover the rescue of the crews of two disabled American tanks, May 1, 1945, at Malgersdorf, Germany. As a tank commander, he moved his own tank from cover and ordered an intense barrage from his guns until the crewmen from the two disabled tanks were safe. Later he exposed his tank to four 88 millimeter guns, succeeding in demolishing two. He was fatally injured when dismounting from his vehicle to procure gasoline and ammunition. For his gallantry he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal."
The following day, May 2, 1945 his batallion fought on through Bavaria into Austria and made their headquarters in the house where Hitler was born. The war in Europe ended a few days later, May 8, 1945.
Richard was first buried in Germany and after the war he was brought home to rest.

Richard, was the beloved third son of Lee and Dorothy Bisher of Springfield, Ohio. Like his two older brothers Richard joined up when WWII came. Enlistment was at Columbus in November 1942. He shipped overseas with the 13th Armored Division (The Black Cats), 24th Tank Battalion, Company A.
"Richard Bisher gave his life in an action which he himself ordered to cover the rescue of the crews of two disabled American tanks, May 1, 1945, at Malgersdorf, Germany. As a tank commander, he moved his own tank from cover and ordered an intense barrage from his guns until the crewmen from the two disabled tanks were safe. Later he exposed his tank to four 88 millimeter guns, succeeding in demolishing two. He was fatally injured when dismounting from his vehicle to procure gasoline and ammunition. For his gallantry he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal."
The following day, May 2, 1945 his batallion fought on through Bavaria into Austria and made their headquarters in the house where Hitler was born. The war in Europe ended a few days later, May 8, 1945.
Richard was first buried in Germany and after the war he was brought home to rest.

Gravesite Details

Reinterred in Ohio November 15, 1948


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