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Richard W Busching


Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service (DS) VIII FC, 8AF USAAF.

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


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Born Story County, IA, USA 5 March 1918

Son of Louis William and Alta C [Witt] Busching.

Lived in Ames, IA, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Des Moines Park, 7200 SE 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50315, USA 8 February 1941

Fort Des Moines

Based Wormingford 30 September 1942 – 8 March 1944

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wormingford, UK 30 November 1942

Promoted to Captain.

Promotion Wormingford, UK 11 April 1943

Promoted to Major.

Based Wormingford 8 March 1944 – 26 June 1944

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Detached Service (DS) 26 June 1944 – 18 July 1944

Detached Service (DS) VIII FC, 8AF USAAF.

Died December 1985
Buried Elkader, IA 52043, USA December 1985

Elkader Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA


Date Contributor Update
20 August 2017 13:48:46 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2016 13:41:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to highest rank

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- roster

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list