Richard W Weitzenfeld


Object Number - UPL 25319 - Colonel Witzenfeld, commanding officer of the 324nd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, standing by the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Marnita' prior to...

Weitzenfeld was C.O. of 324th Sqdn 91st BG for over a year and a stabilizing influence - during his watch the Squadron had a reputation for reliability, maintenance and low abortive and casualty rates. In July 1944 he was assigned to 1st Bomber Division as Air Inspector.

LOM/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster


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Units served with

Brigadier-General Frank Alton Armstrong Jr. during a visit to the 305th Bomb Group Official caption on image: "(GPR-83-9305) (18-6-43) (Brig. Gen. Armstrong..."
  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Unofficial emblem of the 91st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Event Location Date Description


Chicago, Illinois 24 November 1919


Date5 Feb 2020 12:48:15
ChangesChanges to biography, events and unit associations

Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from newsletters of the 91st Bomb Group related to the service of Ricahrd Weitzenfeld.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:48
ChangesAAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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