669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Roger W. Rice

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  11113422

Killed In Action - Sep 16, 1944

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 1924, Massachusetts

Entered Military Service: Date: 20-Oct-1942 At: Boston, MA From: Middlesex County, Massachusetts
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 11113422

Buried: Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France, Plot K Row 24 Grave 24

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Fields of Honor Database

A/C Seen to Crash, believed to have been lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Airplane crashed in sea.

The plane piloted by Lt Andre J. Vleghels was hit on the bomb run. One engine was burning badly. The plane is thought to have gone down in the southeast corner of Oosterschelde Bay. Two parachutes were seen drifting toward land. His two gunners were Staff Sergeants Roger W. Rice and Clay E. Young.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 9103 and Mission # 145

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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