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Lee Willison Rice

Military

Assigned 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Paul Shannon

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31819 'Mild and Bitter'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. First B-26 in the European Theater of Operations to complete 100 operational missions. This was accomplished on an afternoon raid on a Nazi airfield at Evreux/Fauville, southwest of Rouen, France, 9-May-44. She had...

  • 41-17856

    B-26 Marauder
    Lost in transit from Florida to UK

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Licking County, OH, USA 1 July 1917

Son of Harry G and Bertie W Rice.

Enlisted 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, USA 17 December 1941

Ft Hayes Columbus

Lived in Monroe Township, Johnstown, OH, USA 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 1944

Assigned 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Licking County, OH, USA 29 November 1978
Buried Johnstown, OH 43031, USA December 1978

Green Hill Cemetery
Johnstown
Licking County
Ohio, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2019 13:04:04 lexilad Changes to middlename
Sources

Charles Parker, step-son of Lee Willison Rice

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2019 13:02:17 lexilad Changes to middlename
Sources

Charles Parker, step-son of Lee Willison Rice

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2019 13:48:36 lexilad Changes to nickname
Sources

Charles Parker, step-son, 1/27/2019

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 17:45:27 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84166901_lee_w%20rice/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/124179781/?terms=Lee%20W%20Rice
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92379841

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 17:42:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84166901_lee_w%20rice/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92379841

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