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Old 30th September 2006, 05:18
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B17 42-3437

I am looking for someone in the area of St Germain France to correspond with me about my uncle. He was 1st Lt James V Richardson pilot KIA when his plane 42-3437 went down over Paris in the forest of St Germain. Want to know if there is some type of marker , plaque, memorial or monument in honor of my uncle and the crew. I know there is one for the plane (Pat Hand 42-30607) and that there was a ceremony for that plane in 2002. Would like to know if there was one for my uncles plane also.

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Old 1st October 2006, 13:56
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Re: B17 42-3437

Hi Berk,

You might post your question here too....

http://www.armyairforces.com/default.asp


Good luck,

Paul


PS: just saw you've been there in your research, but as we have members from France you might still ask for the existence of a possible monument.

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Old 1st October 2006, 19:01
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Re: B17 42-3437

Berk,

The RO T/Sgt Rudolph Richer was the only one who survived and managed to evade capture. Those KIA were all buried in Cemetery in Viroflay near Paris.

Any info about Richer and his escape ?

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Old 1st October 2006, 20:55
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Re: B17 42-3437

Loic,
I have a copy of the escape and evade report # 255 for Rodolph Richer. Where did you get the information that the crew was buried in Viroflay near Paris. Can you give me information on that cemetery? I was told by someone that my uncle James V Richardson was temperarily buried in Solers Cemetery Melun France. I contacted Arlington National Cemetery at Fort Myers , Virginia USA. and they said he was returned to the states and was buried on Aug. 15, 1949. I have visited the gravesite. Still looking for infomation on a marker of somekind or memorial for him and his crew.

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Old 2nd October 2006, 20:00
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Re: B17 42-3437

Hi Berk,

Please contact me out of board...

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Old 17th June 2008, 00:47
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Re: B17 42-3437

RICHARDSON, JAMES V LT 339 BOMB SQ BOMB GRP DATE OF DEATH: 09/15/1943 BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 849 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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