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Richard J Weigand

Military

One of two, 2010th EAFFP firefighters who were killed while engaged in firefighting and rescue operations when two Liberator aircraft collided in a mid-air crash, and landed 4 miles east of Halesworth Airbase, England.

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  • Lyles Densmore

    Military | Sergeant | Fire Fighter
    One of two, 2010th EAFFP firefighters who were killed while engaged in firefighting and rescue operations when two Liberators, which had collided in mid-air crashed when to the ground 4 miles east of Halesworth Airbase, England.

Aircraft

  • 42-110033 Arizona Rambler

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

  • 41-28590

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 1925
Enlisted Camden, NJ, USA 17 June 1943
Died Halesworth IP19, UK 29 March 1944

Killed on 29 March 1944, when two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

Lived in Mercer County, NJ, USA
Buried Trenton, NJ, USA

Saint Johns Cemetery
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2016 21:29:32 usaeff Changes to biography
Sources

Access to Archival Databases: https://aad.archives.gov
American Battle Monuments Commission website: https://www.abmc.gov/
Fire Trucks At War: http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com/

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2016 21:29:05 usaeff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events and person associations
Sources

Access to Archival Databases: https://aad.archives.gov
American Battle Monuments Commission website: https://www.abmc.gov/
Fire Trucks At War: http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com/

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2015 16:57:03 usxpat Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 74488487

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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