Cease, Richard Wellington, 2nd Lt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1034-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, AAF MOS 1034, 7th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1940 - 1942
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Trucksville, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Jogjakarta, Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)

Casualty Date
Jan 29, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II Fallen
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Air Force7th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1941-1942, 5th Air Force
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1034, 7th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1941-1942, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the navigator of a B-17 that was badly damaged by enemy fighters and flak while attacking Japanese ships near Balikpapan, Borneo. It crashed into the waters of the Makassar Strait with no survivors. He was in Headquarters Sq. of the 7th BG.
His remains were not recovered; he is memorialized at Manila.
 

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