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Capt Richard Royster Royall Jr.

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Capt Richard Royster Royall Jr.

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 10 May 1942 (aged 28)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56750258 View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 4, 1945.

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Richard served as a Captain & Pilot on B-26 #40-1402, 2nd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Texas prior to the war.

B-26 #40-1402 took off, with a crew of 7, alone from Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea on a bombing and strafing mission over a Japanese base near Deboyne Island, Miline Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Over the target they were possibly shot down by ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea near Deboyne Island.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-388645

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #40-1402:

Cleveland, Samuel T ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Domville, Thomas C ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Evans, John W ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Knauer, Herman E ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, MO
Ostroff, Frank ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
Royall, Richard R, Jr ~ Capt, Pilot, TX
Zajewski, Stanley A ~ Corp, Radio Operator, PA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Deana Hickman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56750258
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56750258/richard-royster-royall : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Richard Royster Royall Jr. (7 May 1914–10 May 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56750258, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Deana Hickman (contributor 50467753) .