Military | First Lieutenant | photographer
He was a photo reconnaissance pilot with the Army Air Corps, flew missions from France and Belgium, including the Battle of the Bulge, in the winter of 1944/1945. Born February 20, 1924 and raised in San Leandro California, Bob enlisted at the age of...
Military | Lieutenant | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Missing in action on combat mission, his aircraft was 43-9449
Military | Staff Sergeant | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
Military | Photographer
Richard K Shirk was born in Syracuse, New York, on 24 July 1924. A professional photographer, he began his career in 1939 at the Grosse Point News in Michigan. In 1942, he worked for B F Goodrich in Ohio before joining the United States Army Air Force...
Military | Second Lieutenant | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
Lost during photo reconnaissance mission on July 17, 1944. Left Chalgrove, England at 2251 to target communication centers in France between Torigny and Vire.
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Consolidation of duplicate units and connections to reflect the Group's structure according to "Air Force Combat Units of World War 2", Ed. Maurer Maurer, Office of Air Force History. Washingto D.C. 1983. (p.50)
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Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database