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Richard Harold Luebke

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141.

Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Ault

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Fred Cope

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Darling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Henry Hudson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Willis Jones

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Medical practitioner.

  • George Krumholz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Petrowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141 Awards: AM(OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Michael Scalabrino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Larry Thomas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6189

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 20/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 9/7/44; Missing in Action Wiener Neudorf 26/7/44 with Rich Luebke, Co-pilot: Thomas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Darling (3 Killed in Action); Navigator:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisiana, USA 29 July 1922

Son of Cora I Luebke.

Enlisted Baton Rouge, LA 13 June 1942
Based Lucera 1944 – 26 July 1944

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died West of Wiener Neustadt, Germany 26 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141.

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Fort Snelling National Cemetery, MN 1959

Memorialised
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Fort Snelling, MN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 14:03:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28717604
https://www.fold3.com/record/529871610-richard-h-luebke
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762811?terms=Richard%20H%20Luebke
https://www.fold3.com/image/318871552?terms=Richard%20H%20Luebke
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56365030/richard-h-luebke
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38127597/richard-harold-luebke

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