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Richard Arrington


Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-39786 'G. I. Sheets', Evaded (EVD).


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-39786 G. I. Sheets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/8/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-R] Molesworth 18/10/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Jim Fowler, Bombardier: Alvin Taylor Wounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Curtis Finley, Radio Operator: Don...


  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...


Event Location Date
Born New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Evaded (EVD) Belgium 29 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
02 July 2021 17:16:27 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations

Added an association to the 8th AF Mission #198 on 14 Jan 1944 per info in the "Summary biography"

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2020 18:03:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Removed a space in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.
Updated the EVD event location per MACR 2260 at

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2020 17:54:18 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 2260 at

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2260 / MACR 2260, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database