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  • Richard Rice

    Military | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    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...

Units served with

  • 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...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster