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SSgt Richard J Carignan

SSgt Richard J Carignan

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Apr 1943 (aged 25–26)
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56307234 · View Source
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Richard served as a Staff Sergeant on B-17 #41-24394, 353th Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on November 24, 1941, prior to the war, in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

B-17 #41-24394 took off from Saint Donat in Algeria and was on a bombing mission over Castelvetrano, Italy and did not return to base for an undetermined cause.

Richard was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 11035714

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #41-24394:

(The entire crew were MIA except for 1LT William E. Loewecke whose remains were recovered )

Agee, James R ~ S/Sgt, IN
Busby, Joel B ~ T/Sgt, TX
Carignan, Richard J ~ S/Sgt, NH
Cummings, Duke D ~ 1st Lt, TX
Jacobs, Julius J ~ T/Sgt, CA
Loewecke, William E ~ 1st Lt, WI
Nance, Robert F ~ Sgt, VA
Thomas, Jerry E ~ Capt, Pilot, CA
Wann, Harry A, Jr ~ 1st Lt, NJ
Weeks, Ray O ~ S/Sgt, TX

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56307234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Richard J Carignan (1917–13 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56307234, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .