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Henry H Ricard

Military

Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 Killed in Action (KIA)

Service

Units served with

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51124

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down at Pressoir, France on 19 June 1944. All eight crewmen were Killed in Action (KIA).

Associated Place

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nachitoches, Louisiana
Died 19 June 1944
Killed in Action (KIA) France 18 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5911 / MACR 5911, http://www.801492.org/MainMenu.htm / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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