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2LT Richard E Drowne

2LT Richard E Drowne

Birth
Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 21 Nov 1944 (aged 21)
Germany
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot I, 203-205
Memorial ID 3298375 · View Source
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Richard served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24H #41-28925, 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Richard was "Killed In Action" over Germany during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Belgium and was later repatriated here on July 26, 1950.

Service # O-717044

Richard also has a "Cenotaph" in the North Cemetery, Sandown, New Hampshire.
" Click Here " for that record.

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28925:

Bowers, Joe P ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, NM
Burke, Raymond G, Sgt, Bombardier, IL
Drowne, Richard E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NH
Fourneyron, Matthew F., Jr., S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NJ
Handzlik, Edwin F ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, MI
Kelly, Leon E., S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NC
Murphy, Ebonezer J., 2nd Lt., Co-Pilot, OK
Levey, Paul D ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, IL

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

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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3298375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Richard E Drowne (22 Apr 1923–21 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3298375, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .