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Patefield, Richard Arthur

Individual Personnel Data
Name Patefield, Richard Arthur   
Rank Flight Officer
Serial Number T-123951   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, effective 16 April 1944.
Duty Navigator
MOS1034 - Navigator
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Wisconsin
Additional Information
Seriously wounded by enemy aircraft fire on 24 April 1944 mission. Died on 16 May 1944 at a German hospital.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 4349 (17.726 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Bice, William LesliePilotPOW
2nd Lt. Griggs, Frederick MonroeCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Patefield, Richard ArthurNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Masterson, Donald JoyBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Schepers, Bob EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Atkinson, Robert VernonEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. McLimans, Joseph EmmettBall Turret GunnerPOW
CPL. Congdon, Robert EarlTail GunnerPOW
SGT. Kelley, Luther IrwinFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Jackson, Leslie HallFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Navigator 42‑97372 Combat Mission Credit
Hit by flak near Munich; #2 engine on fire but plane under control; bombed target; crashed near Füssen, Germany. MACR 4349. Navigator seriously wounded; died later in German hospital.
Sortie Report

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