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Richard S Kuehner

Military

Killed in Action on 10 June 1944 in AC 42-26317.

AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Service

Units served with

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-26317

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-27606

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary converted to 2 seater. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Suffered a belly landing Mar-45 at Duxford, repaired and repainted overall red retaining its chequerboard nose cowling.

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Born Connecticut
Killed in Action (KIA) France 10 June 1944
Buried Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 11:18:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 5616 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5616 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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