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Sgt Richard S Ivory

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Sgt Richard S Ivory

Birth
Merchantville, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Death 13 Aug 1944 (aged 20)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section P Site 943
Memorial ID 9990762 View Source
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The Herschel Kemper crew was forced to bail out of their B-24
while on a gas-hauling mission to Liuchow, China on August 13, 1944.
Lt. Kemper and Sgt Richard S. Ivory, a substitute engineer on the flight, were killed; the rest of the crew survived.
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Additional information:
Ivory was the flight engineer on B-24J #42-72841 assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. On August 13, 1944 they departed their base in Kurmitola India to fly fuel and supplies over the Himalayas to United States Army Air Forces based in Liuchow China. The plane was over Assam approaching the Burmese border and still gaining altitude for the flight over the Hump. At around 5000 to 6000 feet there was an explosion which tore away a section of the right wing and started a widespread fire. The plane started dropping rapidly and the pilot gave the bail-out order. He was able to hold it steady while the crew escaped, but the plane crashed before he was able to get out himself. The other five men landed safely, byt Ivory's parachute failed to open and he was killed. Killed in India.
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Richard Sims Ivory was the second son of John Walton Ivory, SR. He had a brother who was in the Navy, John Walton Ivory, Jr. and a sister, RoseMary Ivory. Richard never did marry. He had a love for aircraft! Sixty-six years after his death, when my father died, I cam across in my fahter's things a tattered scrapbook of clippings of all kinds of aircraft, the scrapbook was beyond saving, the pages were falling apart to the touch.
Richard choose the Aircore as my father choose the Navy. Two brothers wanting badly to serve their country.

My father never did talk about the war.


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New Jersey, Sgt 7 AAF Bomb Gp, World War II

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Jersey.


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  • Created by: debbie
  • Added: 29 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9990762
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/9990762/richard-s-ivory : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Richard S Ivory (16 Feb 1924–13 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9990762, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by debbie (contributor 46940618) .