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Richard E Byrem


Richard Byrem was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-31698 Hot Garters

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26 41-31698 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on 2 March 1944. Pilot Oliver Jopling and tail gunner Richard Byrem survived. The four other crew members died: Arnold Warmuth, Irving Lerman, John Gober and James White; MACR 2525. ...

Associated Place

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA 5 December 1921

Son of Ralph M. and Alice (Miller) Byrem

Died Orangeville, PA 17859, USA 23 December 1971

In a road traffic accident

Buried Lime Ridge, PA, USA


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2017 17:13:51 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

MACR 2525: