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Richard Paul Bach Jr

Military

Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Harold Pickard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


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

  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

  • 718th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28606 'White Fang'

    B-24 Liberator
    An original cadre ship acquired 27-Oct-43 and assigned to Pickard’s crew who flew her overseas in Dec-43. The ship with Pickard’s crew aboard was downed over Mostar, Yugoslavia, on 14-Jan-44. She was hit by bombs dropped from another B-24 overhead in...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Elizabeth, NJ 27 March 1917

Son of Richard Paul Sr and Helen Marie Bach.

Based Grottaglie 1943 – 14 January 1944

Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF.

Enlisted Camden, NJ 30 January 1943

Camden, New Jersey

Died Mostar, Yugoslavia 14 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot E Row 13 Grave 54

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2020 22:11:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/86313659-richard-p-bach-sr
https://www.fold3.com/record/529930612-richard-p-bach-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56306189/richard-p-bach

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