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Richard Curran

Military

Killed in AC#42-38053 in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out The pilot Wright and Raper were possibly overcome by fumes and passed out. The rest of the crew bailed out, in all 5 of the crew were killed.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-38053 Cap'n Crow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 20/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 10/2/44; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 21/1/44; soon after t/off to Berlin 7/5/44 with Ralph Wright, Co-pilot: Jack Raper, Navigator: Rich Curran, Bombardier: Carl...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State
Died Herringfleet, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK 7 May 1944
Buried

Plot F Row 7 Grave 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 16:45:44 usxpat Changes to events, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 15:07:06 usxpat Changes to events
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American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 15:06:43 usxpat Changes to events and place associations
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American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 14:59:53 usxpat Changes to service number, awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
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American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 12:20:35 usxpat Changes to media associations
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photo taken 27 June 2012, Gary Atkins

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 12:13:55 usxpat Changes to place associations
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findagrave.com for place of burial

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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