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2LT Roy Eugene Richards

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2LT Roy Eugene Richards

Birth
Red Lake County, Minnesota, USA
Death
17 May 1943 (aged 24)
Departement du Morbihan, Bretagne, France
Burial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Plot C Row 28 Grave 9
Memorial ID
56649226 View Source

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-732767
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-5219:

Cullinan, Dennis T, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, ME
McFarland, John W ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, IL
Mitchell, Henry A, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Norris, John ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Richards, Roy E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IA
Schenk, Walter E ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN

POW:
Boyle, Joseph B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Indiere, Harry W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot

Evaded/escaped:
Neil, Robert G ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator
Wilschke, James S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier

Crash site Memorial in Brec'h, France: https://www.aerosteles.net/steleen-brech-b17

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-732767
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-5219:

Cullinan, Dennis T, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, ME
McFarland, John W ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, IL
Mitchell, Henry A, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Norris, John ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Richards, Roy E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IA
Schenk, Walter E ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IN

POW:
Boyle, Joseph B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Indiere, Harry W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot

Evaded/escaped:
Neil, Robert G ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator
Wilschke, James S ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier

Crash site Memorial in Brec'h, France: https://www.aerosteles.net/steleen-brech-b17

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Entered the service from Iowa.


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  • Maintained by: BCW
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56649226
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56649226/roy-eugene-richards: accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Roy Eugene Richards (4 Aug 1918–17 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56649226, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by BCW (contributor 48334493).