SGT Richard H Zemanek

SGT Richard H Zemanek

Birth
New York, USA
Death 24 Apr 1944 (aged 22–23)
Romania
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot I, 64
Memorial ID 3308717 · View Source
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Richard served as a Sergeant & Gunner on B-24H #41-29556, 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 14, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as Single, without dependents.

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on December 13, 1942.

Richard was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was downed by German Flak over the Marshaling Yards, Ploesti, Romania during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Belgium and was later repatriated here on March 23, 1950.

Service # 32478489

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-29556:

Fikes, James T ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, Alabama
Parris, Virgil W ~ Sgt, Gunner, Oklahoma
Smith, Paul E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Missouri
Tatom, Clyde W, Jr ~ Sgt, Engineer, Arkansas
Wiltbank, Robert J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Pennsylvania
Zemanek, Richard H ~ Sgt, Gunner, New York

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

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SGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3308717
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Richard H Zemanek (1921–24 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3308717, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .