Richard William Blake

Military

Assigned 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) glider re-supply mission to Bastogne. Prisoner of War (POW). 27-Dec-44. MACR 11181.



Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: CG-4A Haig
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany
Aerial photograph of Upottery airfield looking west, the main runway runs vertically, barrack sites are to the bottom right of the airfield, 15 March 1944. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CT/91/541. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Smeatharpe

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Boone County, IL, USA 6 September 1921 Son of William M and Sylvia E [Ferguson] Blake.

Enlisted

Chicago, Illinois, USA 16 September 1941

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Morhet, 6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre, Belgium 27 December 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) glider re-supply mission to Bastogne. POW. 27-Dec-44. MACR 11181.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 27 December 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died

Belvidere, IL 61008, USA 12 February 2012

Based

Upottery 27 December 1944 Assigned 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Belvidere, IL 61008, USA Interred Highland Garden of Memories Belvidere Boone County Illinois, USA