TSgt Richard W Krueger

TSgt Richard W Krueger

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 29 Mar 1944 (aged 31–32)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56776396 · View Source
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Brother of Robert Krueger who resided in St. Louis, Missouri.

Richard served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-24J #42-73466, 424th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 22, 1942 at Fort Myer, Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-73466 took off, with other B-24's and with a crew of 10, on a bombing mission over Eten Island. They were attacked by enemy aircraft and shot down crashing in the sea off Eten.

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

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal, and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 33447184

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-73466:

Bjornholm, Robert W ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, FL
Brink, Robert E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Francis, William E, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TN
Geiger, John W, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY
Haskins, Richard L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, FL
Krueger, Richard W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, DC
Landacre, William H ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
McKinney, Adrian T ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, KY
Slater, Joseph J ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Taberski, Robert L ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IN

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56776396
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Richard W Krueger (1912–29 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56776396, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .