Capt Richard Edward Paquette

Capt Richard Edward Paquette

Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 24 May 1945 (aged 26)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

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Info below provided by: Russ Pickett

Richard served as a Captain & Aircraft Commander on B-29 #42-65362, 62nd Bomber Squadron, 39th Bomber Group, Very Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

Richard was declared "Missing In Action" over Guam when his B-29, while on a bombing mission to Tokyo, was hit by enemy flak and crashed during the war. He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Airr Medal and a Purple Heart.

Service # 0-424416


Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-65362:

Barr, David W ~ Corp, New York
Covington, Jack B ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, Texas
Haines, Milton F ~ Sgt, Gunner, Wisconsin
Levinson, Gerald M ~ 2nd Lt, Radar Observer, New York
Medina, Joe B ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Texas
Paquette, Richard E ~ Capt, Commander, Vermont
Reith, William A ~ 1st Lt, Engineer, Dist. of Columbia
Sabol, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Pennsylvania
Tomberg, Leon ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, New York

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


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  • Maintained by: Barb Destromp
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56118527
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Richard Edward Paquette (29 Jan 1919–24 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56118527, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064) .