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Richard Lewis Stiefvater


Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Plane name was Batavia Blitz.

Awards: AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...


Event Location Date
Born Batavia, New York 5 June 1921

Son of Augustus L and Grace E Stiefvater.

Enlisted Buffalo, NY 15 July 1942

Buffalo, New York

Based Honington 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died West Palm Beach, FL 27 June 2003
Buried Elmwood Cemetery Batavia, Genesee County, NY 30 June 2003

Elmwood Cemetery
Genesee County, New York


Date Contributor Update
27 April 2021 13:11:28 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2021 13:00:14 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2020 18:19:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:42 AAM AAM ingest

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