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Richard Pazder


Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, USAAF. Navigator aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
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Units served with

  • 64th Troop Carrier Group

    64th Troop Carrier Group

    The Group trained with the Eighth Air Force flying from Ramsbury, Wiltshire. The Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force on 14 September 1942. Its first mission was dropping paratroops into French North-West Africa, at Maison Blanche, Algeria on...

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  • 41-7803

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Departed Bradley AAF, CT for the ETO. Routing through Presque Isle, Goose Bay Labrador, Bluie West 1 (Narsarsuaq Greenland) [3 week delay], thence to Prestwick via Iceland. Failed to Return (FTR) flight from...

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, IL, USA 14 January 1917

Son of Sigmund Pazder.

Lived in San Bernardino, CA, USA 1940

Student at Redlands University San Bernardino, California

Enlisted 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA 3 May 1941

Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California

Based Prestwick 1942 – 23 August 1942

Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, USAAF.

Died Coed Moel-Y-Gaer, Denbigh LL16, UK 23 August 1942

Navigator aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 25 August 1942

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot F Row 5 Grave 75


Date Contributor Update
20 December 2021 09:49:52 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

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20 December 2021 09:41:49 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 11:10:11 Emily Changes to unit associations

Removed association to 8th Air Force. Unit did not exist under this designation until February 1944

62nd Troop Carrier Group was a part of VIII Ground Air Support Command

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2018 17:07:10 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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27 September 2014 18:22:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 27