Robert Rollo Richmond


42-50528 (825th BS, 484th BG, 15th AF, based at Torretto airfield, Foggia, Italy) Shot down Feb 21, 1945 by AAA and crashed near Pecs, Hungary while on mission to marshalling yards at Vienna, Austria. All 11 crew bailed out, one died of his wounds, one became POW, 9 believed landed in friendly territory and returned. MACR 12455


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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. Image via P Gandillet. Handwritten caption on reverse: '42078289 B024L 824 BS- 84 BG 15th AF "Flak Strainer" Dijon-Longvic Oct 1944.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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