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Richard Russell Faith

Military

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.
Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 #41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Spencer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2082. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-34947 'Lady Luck'

    B-26 Marauder
    554BS, 386BG, 9AF "Lady Luck". Lost 10-Feb-44 when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 2082. ...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ronco, PA 14 June 1924

Son of Sarah J Faith.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 7 July 1942

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Based Polebrook 1943 – 10 February 1944

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Killed in action East of berck sur mer, France 10 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2082

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 10:37:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname and events
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 02:44:28 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 03:24:55 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 22:31:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28714415
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763900
https://www.fold3.com/image/543463001
https://www.fold3.com/record/83797275-richard-r-faith
https://www.fold3.com/record/529909395-richard-r-faith
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56644362/richard-r_-faith

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