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Richard T Deabler


Richard Deabler served as a fighter pilot with the 53rd Fighter Squadron of the 36th Fighter Group. He was the CO of that Squadron when was killed on his second mission on 21 May 1944. He was flying in P-47D 42-25886. See Missing Air Crew Report 5011.


Units served with

  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Schoharie County, NY, USA 5 March 1920
Enlisted Albany, NY, USA 26 April 1941
Killed in Action (KIA) 5640 Biesme, Belgium 21 May 1944

Plot F Row 3 Grave 26


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 15:34:37 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and media associations

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