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TSgt Richard B Anderson

TSgt Richard B Anderson

Birth
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Jun 1944 (aged 28–29)
At Sea
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot D Row 12 Grave 20
Memorial ID 56356875 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Audry Anderson who resided in Olean, New York.

Richard served as a Technical Sergeant & Top Turret Gunner on B-24J #42-110143, 856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on November 19, 1940, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.

Richard was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by German Fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea during the war.

He was awarded an Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.

Service # 12017424

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-110143:

Anderson, Richard B ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Augustine, Lynn P ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA
Chartier, Maurice C ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, PA
Dichter, Lester ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Dukes, Julian E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, GA
Hadden, Eugene H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Mitchell, Joe D ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, IA
Pearce, Iren R ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, MS
Rybarczyk, Luke S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Telfer, Leonard F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IL

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56356875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Richard B Anderson (1915–20 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56356875, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .