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Richard K Angert

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J #42-51343 'Shazam'. Crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. No one survived .

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51343 Shazam

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed after takeoff in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey. Entire crew killed.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chillicothe, Ohio 2 December 1919
Died 7 March 1945
Buried

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Plot A Row 4 Grave 26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 17:03:58 usxpat Changes to awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 56287402

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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