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Richard W Alexander

Military

RTD Ditched in channel on 9/11/44 in B-24 #4252615 'For extraordinary achievement and heroism while serving as nvigator of a B24 on a bombing mission to Germany, 28 Jan 1945, his right arm, collar bone and shoulder blade were broken as his aircraft encounted intense flak prior to bombs away. With utter disregard for his injuries, he withheld notification of those injuries until he had successfully released his bombs in coordination with the lead aircraft. '

Service

Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Returned (RTD) English Channel 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9811 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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