Hit by Allied anti-aircraft fire. Pilot, Flight Officer Daniel L Richards, was Killed in Action.
Witness statement given by 1/Lt. Gus W Allen:
'F/O Richards was flying my wing in the direction of Carmolain at approximately 1030 26 June 1944 when we were fired upon. According to Ground Observers we were hit immediately. F/O Richards turned right and tried to bail out but his chute did not open.'
The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...
Military | Flight Officer | P-51B Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||14240 Cormolain, France
||26 June 1944