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Capt Richard Burr Prentiss

Capt Richard Burr Prentiss

Birth
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 25 Dec 1944 (aged 28)
Losheim, Landkreis Merzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany
Burial Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot G Row 14 Grave 15
Memorial ID 56284707 · View Source
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VETERAN~WW II~KILLED IN ACTION

Richard Burr Prentiss was born 2 February 1916,
in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, the
son of Dr. Orlow Frederick Prentiss and Marjorie
B. (nee Elms) Prentiss. He had an older brother,
Robert; and a younger sister. Barbara.

He graduated from High School in Burlington, and
attended Green Mountain State College in Poultney,
Vermont. He then attended Syracuse University
in Syracuse, New York, and enlisted in the U.S.
Army Air Corps, as an aviation cadet, on 04
September 1941. He graduated from Syracuse
University, in June of 1942.

He was sent for training and became a pilot of
A20 Havoc Light Bomber aircraft. He was
assigned to the 9th Air Force; 416th Bomb
Group; 668th Bomb Squadron.

Christmas Day, 25 December 1944
9th Air Force; 416th Bomb Group (Light);
668th Bomb Squadron
A/C: A20-J15 Havoc; Serial #: 43-21717
MACR #: 11668
On a Bombing Mission on the Ahutte Railhead
at Losheim, Germany, Airplane hit by enemy
anti-aircraft fire (FLAK); Airplane was seen
spinning straight down to the ground with
the left wing shot off; one parachute seen.
Plane crashed before reaching the target,
near Losheim, Germany. All 4 crew members
were Killed In Action.

Pilot: Capt. Richard B. Prentiss
~O-789200~Burlington, Chittenden County, VT

Bomb/Nav: 1Lt. Francis H. Bursiel
~O-749718~Whitman, Essex County, MA

Armorer-Gunner: SSgt. Daniel M. Brown
~35514148~Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, OH

Armorer-Gunner: Sgt. Alvin O. Wylie
~13170122~New Kensington, Westmoreland County, PA

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NEVER FORGET Their Service & Sacrifice
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Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008
Name: Richard Burr Prentiss
Father: Orlow Prentiss
Birth: 2 Feb 1916 - Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont
Residence: Vermont, United States

Parents: Orlow Frederick Prentiss, Marjorie B Elms
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U.S. School Yearbooks
Name: Richard B Prentiss
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Estimated Age: 20
School: Green Mountain Junior College
School Location: Poultney, Vermont, USA
Year: 1937
Yearbook Title: Peaks
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U.S. School Yearbooks
Name: Richard Prentiss
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
Estimated Age: 20
School: Syracuse University
School Location: Syracuse, New York
Year: 1941
Yearbook Title: Onondagan Yearbook
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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 11015817 11015817
NAME PRENTISS#RICHARD#B##PRENTISS#RICHARD#B##
RESIDENCE: STATE 16 VERMONT
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 007 CHITTENDEN
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 1665 RUTLAND VERMONT
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 04 04
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 09 09
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION AV#C Aviation Cadet
GRADE: CODE 9 Aviation Cadet
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps
BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 0 Undefined Code
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 16 VERMONT
YEAR OF BIRTH 16 16
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 8 4 years of college
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 002 Actors and actresses
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army
(including Officers, Nurses,
Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0058 0058
FILM REEL NUMBER 1.51# 1.51#
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Richard B. Prentiss ID: O-789200
Entered the Service From: Vermont
Rank: Captain
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 668th Bomber Squadron,
416th Bomber Group, Light
Died: Monday, December 25, 1944
Buried at: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Location: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Plot: G Row: 14 Grave: 15
Awards: Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters
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wardept/pframe.asp?HonoreeID=1164709&
popcount=2&tcount=3
CAPT Richard B. Prentiss ID: 0-789200
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Chittenden County, VT
Status: KIA
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WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
Name: Richard B. Prentiss
Death Date: 25 Dec 1944
Cemetery: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Cemetery Burial Plot: Plot G Row 14 Grave 15
Cemetery City: Henri-Chapelle
Cemetery Country: Belgium
War: World War II
Awards: Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters
Title: Captain
Rank: Captain
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
Service ID: O-789200
Division: 668th Bomber Squadron,
416th Bomber Group, Light
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll
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World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans
Interred Overseas
Name: Richard B Prentiss
Inducted From: Vermont
Rank: Captain
Combat Organization: 668th Bomber Squadron
416th Bomber
Death Date: 25 Dec 1944
Monument: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Last Known Status: Buried
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal
Additional Army Awards
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Richard B Prentiss
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Cemetery Name: Henri-Chapelle
Permanent Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Number: G 14 15
Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 789200
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Newspaper Article
Date: Sunday, April 8, 1945
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Paper: Springfield Republican
CAPTAIN RICHARD B. PRENTISS~KIA


Inscription

Richard B. Prentiss
Capt. 668 Bomb SQ 416 Bomb GP (L)
Vermont Dec 25 1944


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  • Maintained by: Patti Johnson
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56284707
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Richard Burr Prentiss (2 Feb 1916–25 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56284707, citing Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Patti Johnson (contributor 47128084) .