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Charles Rieker




  • Lovell Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as a Major after also serving tours in Korea and Vietnam.

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

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  • Attlebridge

    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...


Event Location Date
Born Lansdale, PA, USA 20 July 1925
Enlisted Allentown, PA, USA 16 October 1943
Died Lansdale, PA, USA 11 November 2014

CHARLES RIEKER Charles Rieker, 89, of Lansdale and formerly of Souderton, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Dock Woods Community. He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline (Munzinger) Rieker, who passed away September 4, 2013. Born July 20, 1925 in Lansdale, he was a son of the late George and Mary (Rhoads) Rieker. Mr. Rieker was a WWII Veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He was employed by the Souderton Post Office as a Letter Carrier for over 25 years prior to retirement. Charles was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, Telford. Survivors include sons, Kenneth C. Rieker (Patricia) of Lansdale, and James R. Rieker (Janice L.) of Sellersville; sister, Dorothy Alderfer; and four grandchildren, Jonathan Rieker, Tyler Brown, Jenna Brown, and Matthew Dekker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Fretz. Burial will be private in Greenlawn Cemetery, North Wales. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mr. Rieker's memory to Living Branches - Dock Woods Sharing Fund, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale. - See more at:

Buried North Wales, PA 19454, USA 14 November 2014

Greenlawn Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 01:04:00 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom and Brassfield, page 350