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Atwood Richard J.

Monuments

B-17 Crash

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Name:
Richard J. Atwood
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Serial Number:
15383073
Unit:
510th Bomber Squadron, 351st Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-05-27
State:
Indiana
Cemetery:
Beach Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Indiana
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Radio Operator of the B-17 “Queen of the Air” , serial number 42-31975, that took off from Station 110 Polebrook in Northamptonshire in the UK at 8am on 27 May 1944. Shot down by an ME 109 German fighter at 12:30. Atwood was killed along with 7 of his crewmembers. 2 successfully bailed out and survived.