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Richard Norman Geary

Military

Assigned to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 654th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • NS569

    Mosquito
    Chase camera A/C on Anvil mission to V3 long range cannon battery, Mimoyecques, France. Drone A/C explosion flipped NS569 up several hundred feet, knocking out the port engine with debris coming through the nose injuring the observer Lt Daniel J...

  • NS556

    Mosquito
    Minor damage, Landing accident, Engine failure, RAF Foulsham, 21/3/45. Lt. Richard N Geary (pilot). Struck Off Charge 27/2/45.

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Santa Clara, CA 26 January 1920

Son of Robert Harry and Holly R [Drew] Geary .

Based Watton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF.

Marriage Alameda County, CA 28 August 1949

Married Ethel Margaret Cahill.

Died Le Grand, CA 24 October 2004
Buried Plainsburg Cemetery Plainsburg, Merced County, CA 27 October 2004

Plainsburg Cemetery
Plainsburg, Merced County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2021 12:47:19 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/75678054/richard-n-geary-social-security-de...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198674310/richard-norman-geary

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2021 12:43:42 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/75678054/richard-n-geary-social-security-de...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/198674310/richard-norman-geary

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 22:13:38 Emily Changes to biography
Sources

Removed source information added by Wattonman from biography

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 01:30:22 Wattonman Changes to biography
Sources

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII" Shiffer Publications Ltd. 2011.

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 11:57:13 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 11:55:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

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