1Lt Richard J Castillo

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1Lt Richard J Castillo

Birth
Death 8 Jul 1944
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56362751 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Edith Castillo who resided in Bronx, New York.

Richard served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24H #41-28951, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

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

B-24H #41-28951 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission to Marsdorf, Germany. They were involved in a mid-air collision with B-24J #42-109844 over the Adriatic Sea north of Vieste, Italy. The cause of the collision is unknown.

Richard was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

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

Service # O-704162

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28951:

Castillo, Richard J ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Hoffman, Richard A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Judd, Theodore J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, MI
Kedzierski, Thaddeus ~ Sgt, Gunner, MI
Kilgore, Harry N, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AL
Meyers, Marvin ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Poe, Joseph W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WV
Roland, Francis K ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, KS
Walker, Donald J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, CA
Whitacre, Glenn M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, OH

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For airmen who perished on B-24J #42-109844 see:

Shepard, John F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN

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

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  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56362751
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Richard J Castillo (unknown–8 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56362751, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .