Richard Magnor Asplund

Military
media-39473.jpeg UPL 39473 "A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Queenie' at an 8th Air Force base in England, 24 July 1944."

Rear L-R: Unkn,Unkn, Lt Richard M Asplund, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn.

Front L-R: Unkn, James H Hunt, Unkn, William C Goodman, Unkn, Unkn, C Howard Polley.

Object Number - UPL 39473 - "A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Queenie' at an 8th Air Force base in England, 24 July 1944." Rear...

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD





Awads: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Queenie
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lynne Marie
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Paragon
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Vonnie Gal
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bellingham, WA 21 November 1921 Son of Magnus and Borghild [Brodahl] Asplund.

Enlisted

Tacoma, WA 15 September 1942 Tacoma, Washington

Died

Wapello, IA 24 May 1994

Buried/ Commemorated

Wapello Cemetery Wapello, Louisa County, IA 28 May 1994 Wapello Cemetery Wapello, Louisa County, IA

Based

Kimbolton Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

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