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Lawrence J Richter

Military

Member of Primus crew, Air Gunner

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37776 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye [W8- ] 11/6/44; on routine navigation night flight 27/9/44 with Mike Primus, Co-pilot: Louis Deputy, Navigator: Rich Herman, Bombardier: Bob Simmons, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 16:03:27 usxpat Changes to highest rank, biography, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 56293731
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/midlands/midlands43-37776.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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