Rader, Richard Eugene

Individual Personnel Data
Name Rader, Richard Eugene   
Rank First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-734835   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders & 65 dated 24 March 1944, effective 24 March 1944.
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Evaded Capture
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 8 February 1923
  • Graduated from Bombardier School at Williams Field, Mesa, Arizona, Class #42-17, 17 December 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4355 (7.660 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 1102 (Filesize N/A)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Brown, Robert HaroldPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kell, Joseph WilfredCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Rule, Johnson WilliamNavigatorEV
1st Lt. Rader, Richard EugeneBombardierEV
S/SGT. Sturak, Stanley JohnRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smith, Dewey CarlyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Roberson, Charles WilliamBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Vann, George Daniel, JrTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Atkins, James AsaFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. McManus, Cornelius PatrickFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Low Squadron lead, lead group. Received direct flak burst at 1201 hrs 40 miles east of Paris; fire observed in nose with smoke coming out of cockpit; four chutes, only three opened; crashed SE of Cézanne, France. MACR 4355
Sortie Report

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