Richard J Waters

Military
media-45066.jpeg UPL 45066 Identification Tag, Richard J. Waters

Object Number - UPL 45066 - Identification Tag, Richard J. Waters

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, wounded in stomach and unconscious, unable to bale out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, 1Lt Waters having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Killed in Action (KIA). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.



Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Bag of Bolts
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125, USA 11 March 1941 Jefferson Barracks MO, USA

Died

62123 Warlus, France 8 July 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, wounded in stomach and unconscious, unable to bale out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, 1Lt Waters having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Killed in Action (KIA). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Buried/ Commemorated

L'Arbre, 59152, France 9 July 1944 Interred L'Arbre cemetery France
Missouri, USA

Based

Andrews Field 8 July 1944 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Re-Interred post conflict Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Born

St. Louis, MO, USA Son of Mrs Frost E Waters.

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