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Richard N Erickson

Military

Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; Shot in leg exiting A/C. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2636.

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Abramson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2636. Awards: AM (2OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31437

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/11/43; Assigned 352BS, 301BG, 15AF Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 31m Steyr, Austria 24/2/44 with Charles E Abramson, Edward Barsditis, Meyer Markowitz, Roland Parker, Alfred Barilotti, Alex Ciegler, Richard...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lynn, MA 11 April 1923

Son of Arvid Johannes and Alvina Portencia [Eliasdotter] Erickson.

Based Lucera Airfield 1943 – 24 February 1944

Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Enlisted Boston, MA 15 January 1943
Baled out POW Enns, Austria 24 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; POW MACR 2636.

Recovering from wounds Hohemark, Germany 24 February 1944 – April 1944

2 months in hospital with leg wound.

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems, Gneikendorf April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft 17b.

Died Boscawen, NH 6 April 2011
Buried New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH 12 April 2011

New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
Boscawen,
Merrimack County, NH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2018 11:10:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.301bg.com/Erickson_Richard_E0951_301BG.cfm
https://www.fold3.com/image/28614621
https://www.fold3.com/record/85697622-richard-n-erickson
https://www.fold3.com/record/85697622-richard-n-erickson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80779853/richard-n-erickson

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