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Richard Erickson

My father was not normally the the ball turret gunner as he was when shot down; he was normally in the top turret. The plane was shot down by a ME109, and my father suffered an bullet wound in the upper left leg while moving through the plane to bail out. He was held in a German POW hospital for a couple of months and then was transferred to Luft Stalag XVIIB near Krems, Austria. In April 1945, the American POW's in Stalag XVIIB were marched west towards Braunau-am-Inn in order for the Germans to avoid being over-run by the advancing Russians. The men were liberated by elements of Patton's 3rd Army in early May, 1945.

Back L to R: R. D. Mayse; J. H. Johnson; A. Barilotti; Richard N. Erickson; Ed Kosenski

Front L to R: Pilot C. E. Abramson; Co-Pilot G. Gianacovo; Nav. H. Wardin; Bomb. R. Parker

MACR: 2635

Richard Erickson

S/Sgt Richard N Erickson was assigned to the 301st BG 352nd Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Ball Turret.

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Richard Erickson






Air Medal (AM)

Richard Erickson






Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Richard Erickson






Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

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