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SSGT Dale E Rishel

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SSGT Dale E Rishel

  • Birth 2 Aug 1922 Haddenville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1944
  • Burial Oliver, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Family Plot
  • Memorial ID 60630156

Uniontown, PA
Entered Service: Nov 1942
422 Bomber Squadron / 305 Bomber Group, Heavy
Completed 17 missions over Europe

18th mission their B17 crashed on take off into barracks near Yeldon, England, killing 19 (including 2 children on ground). Eleven died on the B17 and eight died in the barracks area.

Target: Schweinfurt
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 24-Mar-44
Serial Number: # 42-97578
Aircraft Model: B17
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: Yeldon, England
Notes; According to "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" on this date the 305th BG lost one ship. This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to lead another group on a mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near Yeldon England while transferring bases. Twenty-one were killed including the crew of eleven, eight other servicemen and two children killed in a hut near the runway.

Crew of # 42-97578
1Lt. William D. Sellers
1Lt. Jack E. George
2LT. Myer Silber
1Lt. Charles Wesley Leake
2Lt. David A. Rementeria
T/Sgt. Jessie H. Lehr
S/Sgt. Kenneth I. Mace
T/Sgt. Donald C. Parrish
Sgt. Dale E. Rishel
S/Sgt. Loyde J. Judd
Cpl. Joseph N. A. Grugnale


Inscription

SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Joel Frampton Gilfert
  • Added: 25 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60630156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Dale E Rishel (2 Aug 1922–24 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60630156, citing Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Oliver, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Joel Frampton Gilfert (contributor 47274394) .