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2Lt Richard K. Angert

2Lt Richard K. Angert

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 7 Mar 1945 (aged 25)
England
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Plot A Row 4 Grave 26
Memorial ID 56287402 · View Source
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Navigator 2nd/Lt Richard K. Angert KIA
Hometown:Ohio
Squadron: 564th BS 389th Bomb Group
Service # O2074562
Awards: Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt Dale E. Williams KIA

Target: Soest Germany
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 7-Mar-45
Serial Number: 42-51343
Aircraft Model B-24J-
Aircraft Letter: K
Aircraft Name: SHAZAM

Location: Norfolk County England
Cause: On March 7, 1945, Lt. Williams crew was scheduled on a mission to bomb oil and communication facilities as well as railway marshaling yards at Soest, Germany. The weather at take-off was very bad. Clouds and icing conditions prohibited anyone from accurately observing the take-off. However, three witnesses state they saw the aircraft as it descended through the clouds. It appeared to level off, a wing separated from the aircraft, and fire broke out. The fuselage impacted the ground near Old Cotessey, England, in Norfolk, and exploded. There were no survivors.

Angert entered the military service on October 14, 1944. (One account states January 15, 1943) with 2 years of college.
He was trained as a Navigator and assigned to the 564th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group operating out of Hethel Air Station 114 in England.

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Ohio.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56287402
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Richard K. Angert (2 Dec 1919–7 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56287402, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .