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2nd Lieutenant Richard P. Rice



  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron


  • Richard Rice

    Military | Pilot
    Richard P Rice was born in Gillespie, IL in 1924. He moved with his family to Bragg City, MO in 1929. He attended Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, MO graduating in 1942. He volunteered and was accepted into the USAAF Aviation Cadets program...


  • 42-95264 Modest Maiden

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft was originally assigned to 492nd Bomb Group with associated black diagonal tail stripes. After conversion of the 492nd to a "Carpet Bagger" unit, 42-95264 was transferred to the 491st BG and further assigned to the 853rd Bomb Squadron with...



  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • North Pickenham Memorial

    Other location


Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 21:55:27 JimRice85 Changes to place associations

Son of RP Rice

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 21:55:26 JimRice85 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

Son of RP Rice