Richard Arnold Killgore
Sgt 18191018 612th
1921 - 1944
Ball Turret Gunner onboard 42-40057
Palacios cementery, Palacios, Texas, USA
1921 - 1944
Richard was born Nov 16, 1921, Palacios Texas.
He was married.
In Nov 3, 1942 he enlisted to the aircorps.
In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
On his second and last mission, 29 Jan 1944, Target: Frankfurt, the plane was attacked by enemy fighters.
All crew bailed out, unfortunately, Richard was killed
He was awarded with a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Richard died on the age of 23 he left behind his family :
His father, Richard E killgore
His mother, Eunice Killgore
Mission to Frankfurt, germany, on the return flight the plane was hit by German fighter.
Individual casualty questionaire
Told by Sgt. Max Harvey Schmit , Left waist gunner.
- Name of crew member : Killgore, Richard Arnold
- Rank : Sgt.
- Serial number : 18191018
- Position : Ball Turret Gunner.
- Did he bail out ? : No knowledge.
- Where ? : No knowledge.
- If not , why not ? : No knowledge.
- Last contact just prior to loss of plane ? : Last time I saw him was when I bailed out.
He was out of Turret and had his chute on.
- Was he injured ? : No.
- Where was he last seen ? : In the plane.
- Any explanation of his fate ? : The only reason I can give is that he was either hit after I bailed out or
something happened to him when he bailed out.
- Total number of missions of above crew member ? : 2.
- Date and destinations if possible ? : Jan 11, 1944 Oschersleben
Jan 29, 1944 Frankfurt
Richard Killgore was buried at the cemetery of Echweiler district Kreuznach.
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