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Henry Richotte

Military

Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid in B-24 42-40208 'Sad Sack' with William Banks crew. 50 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Banks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid in B-24 42-40208 'Sad Sack'. 50 x combat missions. ETD Awards: SS, DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

Aircraft

  • 42-40208 'The Sad Sack'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by William D Banks, safely diverting to Cypress. ...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Voluntown, CT 21 June 1907

Son of Louis and Antonella [Roussie] Richotte.

Enlisted Manchester, NH 23 January 1942

Manchester, New Hampshire

Based Benghazi, Libya 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died White River Junction, VT 12 December 1977
Buried Saint Marys Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH 15 December 1977

Saint Marys Cemetery
Claremont,
Sullivan County, New Hampshire

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 17:16:53 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/38725-henry-richotte
https://www.fold3.com/record/83376350-henry-richotte
https://www.fold3.com/record/627788573-henry-richotte-1907
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50110832/henry-richotte

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 17:14:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/38725-henry-richotte
https://www.fold3.com/record/83376350-henry-richotte
https://www.fold3.com/record/627788573-henry-richotte-1907
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50110832/henry-richotte

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