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Edgar Leo Richardson

Military

Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in channel 6-Sep-43 in B-17 41-24497 'Mizpah II'. Returned to base. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME, AF Commendation.

Service

People

  • Morris Guttu

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Witter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24497 Possibly 'Mizpah II' on one side, 'Frisco Jinny' on the other

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered ? ?; with Jim Dale force landed Berry Fd, Nashville, TN 15/8/42; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-P] Westover 16/8/42; Bassingbourn 30/9/42; Missing in Action on the aircraft's 26th mission, to Stuttgart on 6 September 1943 with Pilot William R. Cox;...

  • 42-29740 'Tondelayo'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43 - original group ship with 95th BG; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-R] RAF Alconbury; force landed Alconbury after sustaining NBD with Don Eastling 19/5/43; transferred to 337BS/96BG [AW-G]...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Assumption, Illinois 13 November 1922

Son of Charles Leo and Vallie [Purdy] Richardson.

Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 9 October 1943

Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Survived ditching English Channel 6 September 1943

Ditched in channel 6-Sep-43 in B-17 41-24497 'Mizpah II'. Returned to base.

Shot down POW Denmark 9 October 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 9 October 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died San Antonio, TX, USA 29 April 2017
Buried 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA May 2017

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2018 18:13:27 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28612528
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178974276/edgar-leo-richardson

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2018 17:30:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28612528
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178974276/edgar-leo-richardson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor; MACR 896, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 267-8

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