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Richard C Bindell


Was on a carpetbagger mission, flak hit the plane in the navigator's dept,also severing the rudder controls. The crew were not wearing parachutes and Lts. Nicoll and Davis and Sergeant Brewer had no time to put them on and went down in the B24 whichcrashed at Bernieres-le-Patry, 6 miles SE of Vire about 30 miles SW of Caen, Normany FranceKilled in Action (KIA)Killed in Action (KIA)


Units served with

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 406th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Died 5 April 1944
Buried American Cemetery Marigny, St Lo


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:26 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Sup (p538)/losses of the 8th & 9th / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia