Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb 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...
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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...
|Born||7 December 1922|
|Lived in||Queens County, NY, USA||1942|
|Died||Mooresville, NC, USA||25 January 2012|
Richard was a resident of Mooresville, North Carolina at the time of his passing.
He entered the Aviation Cadet Program of the US Army Air Corps and graduated from Pilot Training in May 1944. During WWII, he was assigned to the 466th Bomb Group ' 8th AF in England flying 25 missions in B-24 bombers to targets over Germany such as Berlin, Magdeburg, Regensburg, Essen and Munster. After WWII, he was assigned to the Pacific at Hickam AFB in Hawaii. During the Korean War, he flew air evacuation bringing the wounded home. He logged over 9,000 hours flying time during his 24 year Air Force career.
He was preceded in death by his wife Camilla.
He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with his wife Camilla. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, January 30, 2012, at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
|Buried||16 May 2012|
Arlington National Cemetery
|03 October 2015 02:15:09||466thHistorian||Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations|
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349