Name: Richard Hamer Richards

Military Service Number: 12178679 / 124 727

Neighborhood: Maspeth, Queens

DOB: October 26, 1923

Dates at Queens College: 1940 - 1943


Date of Induction to Military: February 20, 1943

Military Service Branch: US Army Air Forces

Rank: Flight Officer

Unit: 532nd Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group (H)

Fate: KIA June 19, 1944

Awards and Medals:

World War II Honorable Service Lapel

World War II Victory Medal

European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Air Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster

Where Deployed:

Where Deceased:

Buried In: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France


Richard H. Richards was a flght officer in the Army of the United States Air Force from 1943 to 1944. He was assigned to the 532nd Bomber Squadron of the 381st Bomber Group (heavy), which saw action in France. On 19th of June 1944 Richards took part in a bombing mission at Merignac, Bordeaux airfield. He served as a navigator during the flight and was killed in action. He is buried in the Epinal American Cemetery in Epinal, France.


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