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Richard J Farrington Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #42-95592.

Service

People

  • Jerome Barrett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • John Brennan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • Howard Goodner

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 'The Black Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Regensburg. He had no parachute and came down in a free fall alongside bombs and oxygen tanks, spinning toward the Bavarian village of Scharmassing. He landed in a field outside town, his...

  • Christ Manners

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Regensburg on 21 Apr 45 in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • John Murphy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592 ...

  • George Noe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #42-95592.

  • John Perella

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the Earl H. Beitler Crew (Crew #768), Perella was flying with the Richard Farrington Crew (Crew #487) when he was KIA on 21 April 1945

  • Robert Peterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Waist Gunner in the Farrington B-24 Crew; Frequently Lead Crew. Flew 23 combat missions in cluding the Battle of the Bulge. Aboard the B-24 'Black Cat' when the plane became the last American B-24 shot down over Europe. Nine crew Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • Albert Seraydarian

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Regensburg on 21 Apr 45 in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

  • 42-95610

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-50286

    B-24 Liberator
    Hardstand #57 Operation Home Run #65

Missions

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Oberhinkofen

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Louis, Missouri
Lived in Saint Louis, MO, USA 1943

8751 Oriole Avenue

Died Scharmassing, 93083 Obertraubling, Germany 21 April 1945

Shot down near Regensburg. 10 KIA, 2 POW. Documented in the book "Wings of Morning" by Thomas Childers

Buried June 1945

Plot G Row 12 Grave 40
Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2021 02:41:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2020 13:34:38 Brad Sullivan Changes to awards
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NARA: Award Cards

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 09:25:06 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
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Merged with duplicate record to include information from MACR 14182 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 02:28:04 466thHistorian Changes to events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 02:08:10 466thHistorian Changes to events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 02:06:58 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14182

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