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Richard C Weaver

Military

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Arnet Furr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Glen Seeber

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Joigny, France on 10 September 1944 in B-17 'You Never Know' 42-32086 Killed in Action.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38064 Arf n' Arf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Grenier 10/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [G/Q] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 8/11/44 with Arnett Furr, Co-pilot: Sterling Book, Navigator: Joe Andrews, Bombardier: Leon Plagianos, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Butler, Pennsylvania, USA 1923

Son of Charles Lewis and Clara M [Spithaler] Weaver.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 17 September 1942
Based Glatton 1944 – 8 November 1944

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died English Channel 8 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg in B-17 'Half N Half' 42-38064 Mid air collision with B-17 44-8418 8-Nov-44, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10344

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2018 16:33:05 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529877897-richard-c-weaver
https://www.fold3.com/image/310759980?terms=Richard%20C%20Weaver
https://www.fold3.com/image/127968953?terms=Richard%20C%20Weaver
https://www.fold3.com/record/83818220-richard-c-weaver
https://www.fold3.com/image/29247674
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56305047/richard-c-weaver

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 02:24:17 mseeber99 Changes to nickname
Sources

Glen Seeber personal papers

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster, MACR 10344, ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10344 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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