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Fred E Riegner Jr

Military

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. 14 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to marshalling yards Prum, Germany. Hit in the port engine, failed to feather and windmilled till it came away from the nacelle, causing the A/C to go into an uncontrollable spin. Unable to bale out, Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11402.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96061 'Heavens Above'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to marshalling yards Prum, Germany. Hit in the port engine, failed to feather and windmilled till it came away from the nacelle, causing the A/C to go into an uncontrollable...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Delaware County, PA, USA 1922
Lived in Garrett Hill, Radnor Township, PA 19010, USA 1941
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA, USA 11 December 1942
Based Boreham 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died SW of Prüm, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to marshalling yards Prüm, Germany. Hit in the port engine, failed to feather and windmilled till it came away from the nacelle, causing the A/C to go into an uncontrollable spin. Unable to bale out, KIA. MACR 11402.

Buried 1945

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
St Avold
France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2017 20:23:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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